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LEBANON / GUTERRES

While visiting Lebanon as part of a two day visit to the region for World Refugee Day (Jun 20), Antonio Guterres UN High Commissioner for Refugees met with Ihsan, first-year medical student from Syria, who has lost his leg during shelling in Damascus where he was volunteering to help his countrymen caught up in the [...]

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IMF / GREECE UKRAINE

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) spokesman confirmed that a mission will travel to Greece in a few weeks. On Ukraine, Gerry Rice said "the mission's plan is to begin work on June 24 in Kyiv, and to continue for about 2 weeks." UNIFEED-UNTV

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UN / GING MALI

After a three-day visit to Mali, the Director of Operations of the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) John Ging said that life-saving assistance is still urgently needed across the country and more must be done to build a lasting peace. UNIFEED-UNTV

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IRAQ / DISPLACED

More than 300,000 Iraqis have fled Mosul to seek shelter across Kurdistan. They are staying with relatives and friends or paying for rooms in hotels. But a growing number of people is showing up in transit camps, where humanitarians are struggling to cope with demand for food and shelter. UNHCR

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UN / SAHEL

The newly appointed top United Nations (UN) envoy for the Sahel noted that civilians in that African region continue to suffer from the negative consequences of terrorist attacks. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie told the Security Council "in the little time that I have had in Office, I was struck by the deterioration of the political and [...]

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WFP / WORLD REFUGEE DAY ADVANCER

As the United Nations humanitarian agencies are preparing to mark the World Refugee Day tomorrow, renewed violence in Iraq has driven half a million people from their homes to join an estimated 45.2 million people forcibly displaced around the world, according to the statistics of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). WFP

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GENEVA / ERITREA HUMAN RIGHTS

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea called urged the international community to address the “dire” human rights violations in that country, which have led to about 4,000 people fleeing each month to neighboring countries. CH UNTV

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