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Social media highlights from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Turkey, the West Bank and more

Here’s a selection of photos and videos you may have missed posted on UN social media accounts from around the UN system over the past few weeks and shared with our social media team. Thank you to all who contributed!

The artwork of illustrator Sophie Blackall was shared this week on Facebook by UNCEF staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo in honour of the recent World Immunization Week.

Students from a UN Relief and Works Agency school in the West Bank recently received top prizes in an international robotics competition. Thanks to @UNRWA for sharing this and more on Twitter. Read more about their project online.

French actor Lambert Wilson traveled to Haiti with United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) to find out about work being done there. Thanks to @MINUSTAHMedia for posting this photo and more on their Twitter account. If you can read French, you can read his blogs posts on Tumblr.

Aid workers and Syrian children at a refugee camp in southern Turkey try out some of the toys sent from children in Paris. Thanks to the UN Refugee Agency for posting this story and more on their website and sharing it on Twitter (@Refugees).

Thank you to the more than 10,000 people who raised over $72,000 to help girls in Asia go to school via a Groupon posting in support of World Food Programme school meal programme. Thank to @WFP for posting about this and more on their Twitter account.

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator @ValerieAmos shared this photo of Twitter of her recent visit to Haiti to see how communities are making neighbourhoods and homes stronger and safer. Find out more in this story shared by our @UNDP colleagues.

Al Jazeera network presenter @FemiOke shared this photo from her time at the UN this week for the latest “Innovate Your Future” event. Find out more about the @UNECOSOC initiative here on Thunderclap.

Peacebuilding chief Judy Cheng-Hopkins (@ChengHopkins on Twitter) posted this photo from the meeting of the Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group in New York.

Our @MineAction colleagues shared this photo of a member of a demining team probes the soil for mines during a demonstration held by the UN Mine Action Coordination Center (UNMACC) in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Learn more about the work of UNMAS in DRC.

Meet a UN peacekeeper from the United States who has been working with orphans in Liberia.  Thanks to @UNMILnews for sharing this photo and more on Twitter.

Many of you were posting about this “Likes don’t save lives” video shared by our @UNICEF colleagues.  If you’d like to donate to support UNICEF’s work worldwide, you’ll find instructions on the UNICEF website.

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