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UN seeks $1.06 billion to help fragile countries create ‘firewall against famine’
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Thursday, 08 February 2018
UN seeks $1.06 billion to help fragile countries create ‘firewall against famine’
Ongoing conflicts and climate-related shocks have left millions of people on the brink of starvation, the United Nations agriculture agency warned on Thursday as it launched a $1.06 billion appeal to save lives and livelihoods, and tackle acute hunger in 26 countries.Read Full Article ...
 
Women and children threatened by sexual violence at refugee reception centres in Greek islands – UN
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Thursday, 08 February 2018
Women and children threatened by sexual violence at refugee reception centres in Greek islands – UN
Asylum seekers are reporting sexual harassment and violence at some sub-standard reception centres on Greek islands – where even bathing during the daytime can...
 
UN launches appeal to fund relief work in Nigeria's restive north-east
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Wednesday, 07 February 2018
UN launches appeal to fund relief work in Nigeria's restive north-east
With the crisis in north-east Nigeria – a region devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency – into its ninth year, United Nations agencies together with...
 
Migrant deaths along US-Mexico border remain high despite drop in crossings – UN agency
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Tuesday, 06 February 2018
Migrant deaths along US-Mexico border remain high despite drop in crossings – UN agency
The number of migrants losing their lives attempting to cross the United States-Mexico border in 2017 remained high in spite of substantial decrease in the num...
 
Without urgent funding, Burundi risks becoming a ‘forgotten crisis’ – UN refugee agency
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Monday, 05 February 2018
Without urgent funding, Burundi risks becoming a ‘forgotten crisis’ – UN refugee agency
Warning that Burundi could become a “forgotten crisis,” with the number of people struggling for survival increasing by the day, United Nations agencies togeth...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.