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Syrian refugee offers sporting chance to others in exile

A refugee story with a happy ending, with news that a Syrian former champion wrestler has opened a sports centre in Egypt offering hope to others displaced from the war-torn country.

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News in Brief 22 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

DRC violence fuels new displacement

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UN and Africa: UN refugee chief in Somalia, closing of POC site and 'Childhood under Attack' in South Sudan

First closure of civilian protection site in South Sudan

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UN Daily News Programme 20 December 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Vibhu Mishra.

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Security Council resolution extends life-saving aid to Syrians

Syria topped the agenda in the Security Council on Tuesday, where ambassadors heard briefings from the UN officials overseeing the political and humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict.

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News in Brief 19 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)

UN rights chief Zeid in probe call after Israeli military shoot disabled protester

The fatal shooting by the Israeli military of a wheelchair-bound demonstrator from Gaza was a “wanton act” that merits an independent investigation, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 12 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

$4.4 billion appeal launched for over 5 million Syrian refugees

A more than $4 billion appeal has been launched to support what one top UN official called on Tuesday “a lost generation” of Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing conflict.

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News in Brief 11 December 2017 (AM)

Children exposed to dangerous “new risks” online: UNICEF

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Dialogue continues on Global Compact for refugees

The international community needs to do much more to agree on practical solutions that will help the world’s 22.5 million refugees, the UN said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 8 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Aid resumes to Rohingya in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State

Food aid deliveries have resumed to thousands of people affected by violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, the UN said on Friday.

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