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MALI / FALLEN PEACEKEEPERS

A ceremony was held Thursday for two peacekeepers fromBurkina Fasowho were killed in Saturday's suicide attack on a United Nations base in Ber, Mali. MINUSMA

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PAKISTAN / DISPLACED HEALTH CARE

Around one million people from North Waziristan have been displaced after the Pakistan Army launched a full-scale military operation on 15 June to clear out militants based there. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been providing emergency health care and is tracking the health needs of the IDPs- the biggest threats being diarrhea and dehydration. UNIC [...]

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UN / CONFLICT PREVENTION 2

During an Security Council debate on conflict prevention, Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor said that "Hamas –like ISIS and Boko Haram- share a disdain for democracies, a contempt for modernity and a determination to destroy our way of life." UNIFEED-UNTV  

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UN / CONFLICT PREVENTION 1

Speaking to the Security Council, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined that one of his core priorities is improving the Organization's ability to act early and act preventively. Human Rights chief Navi Pillay, in her last briefing to the Council spoke of Syria "metastasizing outwards in an uncontrollable process whose eventual limits we cannot predict and [...]

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UN / GAZA CHILDREN

The head of the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) in Gaza told reporters that the situation for children in the besieged territory is "very dire." Pernilla Ironside, chief of the UNICEF Gaza Field Office, reported that in the last 48 hours, nine more children have been killed, bringing the total to 469 children killed from the start of [...]

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