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SOUTH SUDAN / RADIO DESTRUCTION

During his visit to Bor in South Sudan the UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer visited a radio station heavily looted by Anti-Government Forces during fighting against the forces loyal to President Salva Kiir. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) invested over 5 million dollars in what was Jonglei State's first radio station. UNMISS

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UN / UKRAINE

The UN Spokesperson said that "the Secretary-General is deeply disappointed and concerned that the Crimea referendum will only exacerbate this situation." UNTV

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SOUTH SUDAN / IDP RELOCATION

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and other agencies have started relocating thousands of civilians sheltering in Tomping camp, UN protection of civilians area, to a new location at UN house in country's capitol Juba. UNMISS

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UNHCR / LEBANON GUTERRES

The heads of UNICEF and UNHCR as well as senior representatives of Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Vision International came together in Lebanon, to draw attention to the harrowing impact of over three years of conflict on 5.5 million Syrian children living in Syria and as refugees in neighboring countries.  UNHCR

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SOUTH SUDAN / FAMINE

With the country bordering on a famine and its greatest humanitarian crisis in years because of the conflict and the growing food insecurity situation, the residents of the world's youngest nation could find themselves in a very bad situation very soon.  UNMISS

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UN / AFGHANISTAN

On the day that the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan, the head of the UN mission in that country (UNAMA) said that the coming elections are a defining moment that will earn President Hamid Karzai a place in history. UNTV

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GENEVA / NORTH KOREA

The Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea has presented its report to the UN Human Rights Council in which it documents a “disturbing array of crimes against humanity”. The findings are based on testimony from hundreds of victims, defectors and witnesses. CH UNTV

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SOMALIA / AMISOM BUULA BURDE LIBERATION

In an ongoing military operation African Union’s troops in Somalia known as AMISOM and Somali National Army have liberated town of Buula Burde from al Shabaab militia. This is a sixth such victory in South Central Somalia.   AU/UN IST

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UNICEF / LEBANON SYRIAN REFUGEES

As the relentless conflict entered its fourth year on March 15th, the heads of leading aid agencies traveled to the Bekaa valley in Eastern Lebanon to meet with Syrian families living in limbo. More than 1,000 refugees have taken shelter on this strip of muddy lowland next to a polluted stream. UNICEF

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