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East African countries better prepared, but desert locust threat ‘not over’
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Tuesday, 19 January 2021
East African countries better prepared, but desert locust threat ‘not over’
Action to control unprecedented desert locust infestations in the Horn of Africa last year has protected crops and livelihoods, but funding is needed to sustain operations against new incursions, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.Read Full Article ...
 
‘Swift action’ needed in Tigray to save thousands at risk, UNHCR warns 
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Monday, 18 January 2021
‘Swift action’ needed in Tigray to save thousands at risk, UNHCR warns 
Two months after conflict forced humanitarian workers to withdraw from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), on Tuesday, stressed the n...
 
Ethiopia: Safe access and swift action needed for refugees in Tigray
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Thursday, 14 January 2021
Ethiopia: Safe access and swift action needed for refugees in Tigray
The head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday expressed his deep concern over the humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, including i...
 
Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia: Dozens killed, hundreds injured 
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Thursday, 14 January 2021
Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia: Dozens killed, hundreds injured 
At least 35 people have been killed and hundreds of others injured after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the West Sulawesi Province of Indonesia on Friday mo...
 
Insecurity and bureaucracy hampering aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray region
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Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Insecurity and bureaucracy hampering aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray region
Nearly three months after the start of conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, hundreds of thousands of people have yet to receive assistance, the United Nations...
 
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