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Second wave of refugees from Syria enter Lebanon

More than 10,000 Syrians have fled into Lebanon since a fresh offensive on the city of Yabroud and its outskirts began on 12 February, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

Syria has been at civil war for the last three years during which time more than 100,000 people have been killed.

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Women should play bigger role in South Sudan peace process

Women should be playing a more central role in the process to bring peace to South Sudan according to the Executive Director of UN Women.

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Asian developing countries dominate ICT goods trade

Countries in Asia represent the leading production hub of information and communication technology products (ICT), accounting for two thirds of world exports.

That’s according to the latest data released by the UN trade agency UNCTAD.

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Provision of water, sanitation and energy remains a challenge in Africa

Despite progress that African countries have made in providing water, sanitation and energy to their people, they still face challenges, according to Water Aid, a London-based non-governmental organization.

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100 days on, Haiyan survivors need more jobs to recover

One hundred days after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, many people are still struggling to find jobs in order to get by and rebuild their livelihoods.

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Women losing ground in global employment

Women worldwide are losing ground in the employment sector….that’s according to a new World Bank report.

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End “indiscriminate killings” in CAR urges refugee chief

The UN’s top refugee official has called for an end to what he has described as “indiscriminate killings and massacres” that have been taking place in the Central African Republic.

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CAR cycle of violence and revenge needs to stop: UN Rights Chief

Efforts must be made to restore security and the rule of law in order to break the cycle of violence and revenge in the Central African Republic.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay issued the strongly worded statement on Wednesday.

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Teenage activist urges improved education for Syrian children

A teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee is calling for better and more accessible education for Syrian children in a refugee camp in Jordan.

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UN rights office calls on Ukraine to open dialogue with opposing voices

The UN Human Rights Office has called for an independent investigation into the violent clashes between riot police and protestors in Ukraine which have left dozens dead.

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