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Syria pledging conference “resounding success”

A UN-led pledging conference held in Kuwait to raise funds for the humanitarian crisis caused by the civil war in Syria has been called a “resounding success.”

More than $2.4 billion was raised for the largest humanitarian appeal ever made by the United Nations.

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Pledging conference for Syria aims to raise $6.5 billion

The United Nations is making its largest ever appeal for funds to help more than 11 million people who have been affected by the three-year conflict in Syria.

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Pledging conference concludes in Kuwait

A total of $2.4 billion has been pledged at a conference in Kuwait to support humanitarian work for Syria.

Representatives of the United Nations, its partner agencies and donor countries gathered in the Gulf country for a pledging conference for Syria.

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Early warning and mass atrocities: lessons from the Rwanda genocide

As the world prepares to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, countries are being urged to take action to prevent such crimes from occurring.

The call comes from Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.

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UN launches campaign against counterfeit products

Counterfeit products pose a serious threat to the wellbeing of people in developing countries according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Not only can they be dangerous, they also may be supporting organized crime networks.

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UN chief thanks Iraq’s Kurdistan for hosting Syrian refugees

On the second day of his visit to Iraq, the United Nations Secretary-General thanked the Iraqi authorities for hosting thousands of Syrian refugees.

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“Largest ever appeal” launched by UN for Syria humanitarian crisis

The largest ever appeal for funds for a humanitarian crisis is being launched by the United Nations ahead of a pledging conference for Syria, which gets underway on Wednesday.

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India: from challenge to champion in the fight against polio

India, which was once considered the most challenging place on earth for polio eradication, will soon celebrate three years without a single reported case of the disease.

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Violence in Iraq condemned by UN

The upsurge in violence in the Anbar Province of Iraq has been condemned by the United Nations Secretary-General.

According to reports, at least 60 people have died in car-bombings and clashes between security forces and militants linked to al-Qaeda in the Province.

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Envoys update Security Council on DRC and regional progress

The international community is being urged to remain committed to the peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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