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Lack of funds forces UN to close down life-saving aid programmes in Yemen
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Thursday, 22 August 2019
Lack of funds forces UN to close down life-saving aid programmes in Yemen
The United Nations announced on Wednesday that it is being forced to close down several humanitarian programmes in Yemen because money pledged by Member States to pay for them has “failed to materialize”. Read Full Article ...
 
With security improving in DR Congo’s Kasai, thousands of refugees head home from Angola
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Thursday, 22 August 2019
With security improving in DR Congo’s Kasai, thousands of refugees head home from Angola
As security has improved in the restive Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), some 8,500 refugees have left the Lóvua settlement in Angola’s ...
 
Yemen: Raging violence displaces more than 85,000 civilians, says UN refugee agency
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Friday, 09 February 2018
Yemen: Raging violence displaces more than 85,000 civilians, says UN refugee agency
Surging violence across Yemen has resulted in the displacement of more than 85,000 people in just the last 10 weeks, the United Nations refugee agency reported...
 
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 ...
 
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...
 
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