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Yemen conflict: 'Fragile’ hopes rise, as violence decreases and life-saving humanitarian funding sur
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Thursday, 17 October 2019
Yemen conflict: 'Fragile’ hopes rise, as violence decreases and life-saving humanitarian funding sur
There are “small signs” of hope for Yemeni civilians caught up in fighting, following a reduction in violence, coupled with a 20 per cent increase in funding for the UN’s humanitarian response, the Security Council heard on Thursday.Read Full Article ...
 
Amid ongoing fighting in northeast Syria, hundreds cross Iraqi border in search of safety
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Thursday, 17 October 2019
Amid ongoing fighting in northeast Syria, hundreds cross Iraqi border in search of safety
Shelling and clashes in northern Syria on the border with Turkey continue to cause hundreds of people to flee, the UN said on Friday, despite a cessation of ho...
 
Syria war: executions condemned as violence continues ‘on both sides’ of border with Turkey
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Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Syria war: executions condemned as violence continues ‘on both sides’ of border with Turkey
Amid ongoing fighting in northern Syria and disturbing reports that extrajudicial killings have been streamed online, the United Nations and their partners are...
 
Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISIL affiliates: UN chief
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Sunday, 13 October 2019
Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISIL affiliates: UN chief
The ongoing Turkish military incursion in northeast Syria could unintentionally lead to the release of scores of people associated with the terrorist group ISI...
 
Turkey’s Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians
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Thursday, 10 October 2019
Turkey’s Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians
Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies...
 
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