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  • Ban urges end to Syria fighting as number of people affected reaches two million UN News Centre 30 Jul 2012 -- With as many as two million people affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today renewed his call on all parties to put an end to armed violence and prevent further bloodshed.
  • Battle For Syria's Aleppo Continues RFE/RL 30 Jul 2012 -- Syrian government forces and rebels are locked in combat in Syria's largest city, with both sides claiming successes.
  • Syria: in wake of field visit, head of UN observers voices concern over Aleppo UN News Centre 30 Jul 2012 -- In the wake of his first field visit, during which he witnessed heavy shelling, the acting head of UN observers in Syria today met with Government officials and called for an end to the fighting that has wracked the Middle Eastern country, in addition to voicing concern about ongoing combat taking place in the city of Aleppo.
  • Thousands Flee Fierce Fighting in Aleppo, UN Says VOA 30 Jul 2012 -- CAIRO – Syrian government forces continued their assault in the besieged commercial city of Aleppo Monday, after claiming the upper hand in fighting with outgunned and outmanned rebels.
  • France Plans New Security Council Push on Syria VOA 30 Jul 2012 -- France says it will push a new effort to address the crisis in Syria through the United Nations Security Council, which has been divided by camps wanting to exert pressure to end the ongoing violence and those declaring the situation an internal matter.
  • MAURITANIA: Funding shortfall affects refugee response IRIN 30 Jul 2012 -- The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says it is 'woefully underfunded' to help Malians fleeing fighting who have sought refuge across the border in Mauritania's M'bera camp, and other neighbouring countries.
  • 30,000 Enter Kenya to Escape Ethiopian Ethnic Clash VOA 30 Jul 2012 -- NAIROBI — The Kenyan Red Cross says more than 30,000 refugees have entered the country from Ethiopia in the past few days to escape fighting in their own country, though the ethnic battles now seem to have been contained and the exodus has turned to a trickle.

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