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'We are being tested again,' Ban warns as UN marks 70 years since Auschwitz liberation Seventy years ago today, allied forces liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau, the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, urging renewed vigilance to eradicate the deep roots of hatred as anti-Semitic at
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UN moves swiftly to help people in south-eastern Ukraine forced to flee deadly weekend blast The United Nations refugee agency said it has “reacted swiftly” to help people forced to flee their homes when the south-eastern Ukrainian town of Mariupol came under rocket fire over the weekend, providing plastic sheeting for shelter construct
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World must 'wake up' to enormity of Central African Republic crisis, warns UN relief official The top United Nations humanitarian official in the Central African Republic (CAR) is calling for increased protection of displaced communities in the northern town of Batangafo, where relief agencies are working hard to ease suffering as the country's
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Lack of funds forces UN agency to halt Gaza programme for repairs to destroyed homes The United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East announced today that a major funding shortfall has forced the suspension of its cash assistance programme that would have helped families in Gaza repair their home
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Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack on hotel in Libyan capital The United Nations Security Council today condemned in the strongest terms the deadly terrorist attack against the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, and underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, financiers and sponsors of such “reprehensible
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As shelling batters Ukraine's cities, country's children increasingly in danger - UN The continued shelling of Ukraine's urban centres serves as a shocking reminder of the price being paid by the country's children and families, a UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) official said today as she warned that the intensifying violence in the
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South Sudan: UN welcomes demobilization of child soldiers amid signs of peace The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is celebrating the release of some 3,000 South Sudanese child soldiers today in what is being hailed as one of the largest ever demobilizations of children in a zone of conflict.
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World tourism tops 1.1 billion in 2014, contributing to global economic recovery – UN The number of international tourists reached 1.13 billion in 2014, 51 million more than in 2013, on trend for the fifth consecutive year of above average growth since the 2009 economic crisis, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announce
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UN agency sounds warning over Iraqis displaced to country's South The United Nations has said today that many recently displaced Iraqis in the south of the strife-riven country are facing a “critical” humanitarian situation.
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As police, protesters clash in Egypt, UN rights chief urges end to excessive use of force “Deeply disturbed” by the deaths resulting from recent clashes between security forces and protesters in Egypt, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, has urged for an end to the excessive use of force,
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