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GA / MALALA MDGS

With Malala Yousafzai by his side, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (18 Aug) marked 500 days of action until the deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals, known worldwide as the "MDGs."

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UN / FERGUSON

A UN spokesperson said that the Secretary-General is aware that United States’ federal authorities have announced an investigation into the killing of Michael Brown.  He hopes local and federal investigations will shed full light on the killing and that justice will be done. UNIFEED-UNTV

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UN / GAZA WRAP

Just hours before the expiration of the current temporary ceasefire, Special Coordinator Robert Serry emphasized that the efforts underway of the Israeli-Palestinian talks under Egyptian auspices was crucial to break the deadlock of violence and retaliation. He also urged the parties to reach an understanding on a durable ceasefire which also addresses the underlying issues afflicting [...]

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IRAQ / SHARYIA DISPLACED CHILDREN

The ongoing fighting in Iraq has pushed the number of displaced in Iraqi Northern Region of Kurdistan to over 600 thousand. Some 24 thousand of them live in a village called Sharyia on the outskirts of Dohuk. Families are dispersed between schools, unfinished buildings and local's homes who kindly host and look after them. UNHCR

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PAKISTAN / HOST COMMUNITIES

Thousands of displaced in Bannu, Pakistan are choosing to stay with relatives, friends or even strangers in order to avoid living in Government camps as they wish to preserve their tradition of purdah or privacy for their women. 19 August is World Humanitarian Day. UNIC PAKISTAN

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