HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING


BY MARTIN NESIRKY

ASSOCIATE SPOKESPERSON FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON
 

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013

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U.N. RELIEF OFFICE SAYS NUMBER OF DISPLACED PEOPLE IN SYRIA HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED

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  • According to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), almost half of the Palestinian refugee community in Syria has been displaced by the ongoing conflict. About 42,000 of them have fled to Lebanon and Jordan. Recent violence in Aleppo has led to the displacement of the entire population of Palestinian refugees in the area. The Relief and Works Agency has provided emergency food and cash assistance to about 3,000 of them.  

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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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SECRETARY-GENERAL VIEWS POSITIVELY ANY MEASURES TO RESUME TALKS ON MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS: Asked about the Middle East peace process, the Spokesperson said that the Secretary-General views positively any measures that create a conducive environment in support of a resumption of talks. 

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