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UN / NABARRO EBOLA

The new United Nation (UN) Senior System Coordinator for Ebola, David Nabarro, said  that the disease "is affecting how societies work" and has a variety of social, economic, humanitarian, and political repercussions. UNIFEED – UNTV

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IRAQ / NY BAGHDAD MEMORIAL WRAP

Ceremonies to commemorate the 22 UN staff members killed 11 years ago during the bombing of the Canal Hotel in Baghdad (Iraq) were held today at the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and at UN Headquarters. UNAMI/ UNIFEED-UNTV

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UN / PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS WRAP

2013 has set a new record for violence against humanitarian workers with a 66 percent increase in the number of victims from 2012.  Speaking to the Security Council, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said “the consequences are not only felt by humanitarian workers and their families.  They are also felt by the millions of people [...]

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL “ALEXIS”

Since December 2012, civil war in the Central African Republichas left thousands dead. The pediatric hospital in Bangui is the only one of its kind in the country and the number of children being treated for  acute malnutrition has tripled in the last year. Alexis is just one of 2.3 million children affected by the conflict. UNICEF

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GENEVA / IRAQ AID UPDATE

The UN refugee agency said that half a million people who have been forced to flee from their homes due to the deteriorating situation in northernIraqwill begin receiving aid on Wednesday (20 Aug). UNTV CH

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GENEVA / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that between 14 and 16 August 2014, 84 people have died from the Ebola virus and 113 new cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.  UNTV CH

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