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AFGHANISTAN / KERRY ELECTIONS AUDIT

Following the announcement of the new agreement between Afghanistan's two presidential candidates on the way forward with the audit of the 14 June run-off, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the actions by the two leaders to unite the country, "to bring themselves together in the interest of their country to define an [...]

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UN / UKRAINE

US ambassador Samantha Power said that urgent humanitarian assistance should be delivered to Ukraine by international humanitarian organizations that have "the expertise, experience, and independence to provide it" and should not be delivered by Russia adding that "any further unilateral intervention by Russia into Ukrainian territory – including one under the guise of providing humanitarian [...]

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UN / SOUTH SUDAN

Concerned with the deterioration of the political and security situation and the developing humanitarian catastrophe in South Sudan, the Security Council said it was ready to consider "all appropriate measures including targeted sanctions' against those who undermine the peace, stability and security ofSouth Sudan." UNIFEED-UNTV /RECENT

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IRAQ / MINORITIES

As fighting intensifies inIraq, many minorities like the Turkmen, Yazidis, Shabak and Christians, face persecution and eviction. In the past week, thousands have fled into the relatively safer Kurdistan region of Iraq. UNHCR

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GENEVA / GAZA CHILDREN

According to UNICEF, the number of Palestinian children who have been killed by air strikes on Gaza is now more than the number of children killed in the two previous conflicts between Israel and Gaza. UNTV CH

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GENEVA / IRAQ WRAP

UN aid agencies and partners are deeply alarmed by the situation in northern Iraq and in particular the situation of vulnerable minority groups, including the Yezidi, Christian and Turkomen communities. UNTV CH/UNIFEED-UNTV

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WHO / PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

 The UN World Health Organization (WHO) declared the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency, saying: "our collective health security" depends on urgent support for containment in the affected countries. WHO

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