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New camp for Syrian refugees opened in Jordan

Jordan opened a new refugee camp on Wednesday as part of its continued provision of shelter to thousands of Syrians fleeing violence in their country.

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Conflict in South Sudan reaching “boiling point” warns UN human rights chief

The “deadly mix of recrimination, hate speech and revenge killings” in South Sudan that has developed relentlessly over the past four and half months seems to be reaching boiling point.”

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Famine can be avoided if South Sudanese return to their crops

Famine can be avoided if civilians in South Sudan can return to their land to plant crops, according to United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay.

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Roads “critical component” of post-2015 development agenda

Roads are a “critical component” of the future global poverty reduction agenda according to UNOPS, a UN agency which supports the implementation of aid and development projects across the world.

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International Jazz Day highlights jazz’s “diplomatic role”

Jazz has a diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe, according to the United Nations’ cultural organization (UNESCO).

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A ballet about the Holocaust to remember and educate

The human body can tell stories without words, according to a choreographer who uses dance to educate about the Holocaust.

“Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project” is a full-length contemporary ballet that recounts the journey of a Holocaust survivor.

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Supplying life’s basics for thousands devastated by Northern Afghanistan flooding

Relief agencies are rushing in basic supplies to victims of floods which hit northern Afghanistan last week.

More than 100 people are reported to have died in the floods which destroyed thousands of houses and left some people trapped on the rooftops of their homes.

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Mass death sentences in Egypt strongly condemned by UN

The sentencing of hundreds of people to death in Egypt face following a mass trial has been strongly condemned by the United Nations.

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Bollywood music video recognises rights of LGBT people

A Bollywood-style music video which presses for the recognition of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) is being launched in India by the UN human rights office.

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Regulation of chemicals in the workplace “huge challenge”

The regulation and management of chemicals in the workplace is a “huge challenge” for the global community, according to the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO).

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