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News in Brief 31 May 2017 (AM)

The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned Wednesday’s “indiscriminate suicide attack” in the capital, Kabul, which has left dozens dead and more than 300 injured.

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News in Brief 30 May 2017 (PM)

UN will continue to stand by Iraq in fight against terror, pledges Guterres

The UN will continue to stand by all Iraqis in their fight against terror, following bombings on Tuesday that killed more than 30 civilians, according to news reports.

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Upsurge in violence forces 88,000 people in CAR to flee: UNHCR

An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 88,000 people to flee their homes, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has said.

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News in Brief 30 May 2017 (AM) – Geneva

CAR rights violations chart 13 years of “violence and impunity” as 88,000 flee violence

Details of horrific rights violations amounting to war crimes in Central African Republic are to be handed over to a special court there tasked with fighting impunity.

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UNHCR’s Melissa Fleming tells Syrian refugee’s powerful story of survival

A young Syrian refugee woman’s remarkable story of surviving “one of the worst shipwrecks in the Mediterranean” has been told in a book written by the chief spokesperson for the UN refugee agency.

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UN Gender Focus Special: Syrian refugee's story of survival

A young Syrian refugee woman’s remarkable story of surviving “one of the worst shipwrecks in the Mediterranean” has been told in a book written by the chief spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

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News in Brief 25 May 2017 – (PM)

African nations among world’s largest host of refugees, says UN chief

African nations are among the world’s largest and most generous hosts of refugees, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in his message to commemorate this year’s “Africa Day.”

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Handmade dolls share dreams of Syrian women, children with the world

Dolls made by Syrian women living in a UN-run refugee camp, in Beirut, Lebanon, are being used to tell the stories and dreams of mothers and children left behind.

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News in Brief 23 May 2017 – (AM) Geneva

Candidates for WHO top job make final presentations to Member States

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News in Brief 22 May 2017 – (AM)

Libya needs urgent humanitarian aid as crisis deepens: UN

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