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Date: Friday, 29 Aug 2014 17:26
Three million Syrians will have registered as refugees outside of their country today, the UN refugee agency reported, amid accounts of increasingly horrifying conditions inside their homeland – cities where populations are surrounded, people are going hungry and civilians are being targeted or indiscriminately killed.
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Date: Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 17:37
For the first time in six months, there has been some improvement recently on humanitarian access to Syria, but much more needs to be done by the parties to the conflict to ensure rapid and unhindered access to people in need, a senior United Nations relief official told the Security Council today.
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Date: Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 16:04
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today strongly condemned the detention of United Nations peacekeepers serving in the Golan amid increased fighting in the area between Syrian Government forces and armed elements, and demanded their immediate release.
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Date: Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 20:53
Food aid convoys from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have reached displaced Iraqis in Karbala, southwest of Baghdad, bringing the number of people receiving food assistance to over 700,000 people since the start of violence in mid-June.
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Date: Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 16:25
For the first time in seven years, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip today, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days.
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Date: Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 15:08
Mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians and contributing to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability, a United Nations-appointed panel said today.
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Date: Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 22:50
The United Nations envoy to Yemen today expressed concern over the high level of unrest in the country which he says is probably the most serious since the beginning of the political transition in 2011.
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Date: Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 21:51
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today’s announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices, and said he hopes this will lead to a political process aimed at achieving a durable peace.
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Date: Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 18:31
The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for another year, while strongly condemning attempts to threaten the country’s security and stability.
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Date: Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 15:40
An independent United Nations expert has requested access to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory to gather first-hand information on the impact of current hostilities on the human rights situation.
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Date: Monday, 25 Aug 2014 23:36
The United Nations Human Rights Council announced today the appointment of the last of three members of its probe to investigate purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and particularly in the Gaza Strip since the conflict began on 13 June.
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Date: Monday, 25 Aug 2014 17:11
The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the appalling and horrific crimes against humanity being committed daily in Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and associated armed groups.
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Date: Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 05:00
The United Nations has confirmed that an American freelance journalist, reportedly held captive for nearly two years by militants in Syria, was freed on Sunday in a handover to UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, who then released him to United States officials.
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Date: Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 05:00
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke today with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, urging the Isreaeli leader to retrun to calm in Gaza and enouraging steps to facilitate Egyptian efforts to secure a lasting ceasefire.
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Date: Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 05:00
The United Nations envoy for Iraq called for immediate action today to prevent a possible massacre in the northern town of Amerli, besieged by Islamic State (IS) militants for two the past months, leaving its citizens are stranded without food or access to water supplies.
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Date: Friday, 22 Aug 2014 23:30
The United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” murder of James Foley, an American journalist, by the militant group Islamic State (IS) and demanded the immediate, safe and unconditional release of all other hostages.
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Date: Friday, 22 Aug 2014 22:34
Condemning in the strongest terms the reported attack on a mosque in eastern Iraq, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all Iraqi authorities to ensure that the attack is properly investigated and its perpetrators held to account.
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Date: Friday, 22 Aug 2014 20:16
After the breakdown earlier this week of the latest temporary ceasefire in Gaza, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the need for efforts to guide the parties towards a durable peace, today making a round of phone calls to a number of key players in the Middle East and beyond concerning the situation.
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Date: Friday, 22 Aug 2014 18:18
Amid escalating tensions and ongoing political instability in Yemen, the United Nations envoy to the country today urged all the parties to move the political process forward by addressing the roots of the current turmoil through comprehensive dialogue.
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Date: Friday, 22 Aug 2014 16:32
The number of people killed in Syria is double the number documented a year ago, the United Nations human rights chief today announced, criticizing the international community for its failure to stop the “killers, destroyers and torturers” that have torn the country apart.
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