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UNHCR / MIGRANTS RESCUE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

In 2013, over 600,000 asylum seekers have asked for protection around the world, one third of them in Europe. Germany thus became the largest asylum seekers recipient country in the developed world. UNHCR

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OHCHR / ANTI-DISCRIMINATION DAY

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights attributed the rise of hate speech and violence attacks motivated by race or ethnicity to flawed leadership. OHCHR

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BAN / UKRAINE RUSSIA

United Nations Secretary-General urged "real dialogue" between Kyiv and Moscow to peacefully resolve the current crisis. Ban Ki-moon stressed that he is seriously concerned at both the tense situation within parts of Ukraine as well as between it and Russia. UNTV

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GENEVA / TUBERCULOSIS

Almost half a million people fell ill with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2012, yet less than one in four of them were diagnosed, mainly due to a lack of access to quality diagnostic services. WHO

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NEW YORK / SYRIA FLASH MOB

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA) have chosen the iconic Time Square in New York City to celebrate the moment when UNRWA-led and celebrity-backed social media campaign reached almost double its target of 23 million, same as the pre-war population of Syria. UNTV

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