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Iraqi refugees in Iran held up by red tape and border closures, UN says
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Thursday, 12 June 2008
Iraqi refugees in Iran held up by red tape and border closures, UN says
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that some 300 ethnic Arab Iraqi refugees in Jahrom camp in southern Iran have been waiting since last year for security clearance from the Iraqi authorities before they can return, while another 200 refugees in the camp have also expressed interest in returning to their home country.Read Full Ar...
 
UN food agency appeals for naval escorts for shipments to Somalia
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Thursday, 12 June 2008
UN food agency appeals for naval escorts for shipments to Somalia
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) appealed today to naval powers to help protect its food-delivery ships from pirate attacks, saying that as many a...
 
Five weeks after cyclone strikes Myanmar, UN appeal remains under-funded
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Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Five weeks after cyclone strikes Myanmar, UN appeal remains under-funded
United Nations aid agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have received just 40 per cent of the funding needed to meet their flash appeal launched ...
 
Central African Republic: UN says 1,400 villagers displaced by bandits
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Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Central African Republic: UN says 1,400 villagers displaced by bandits
About 1,400 displaced people are living in the village of Kamba Kota in the north of the Central African Republic in terrible health and security conditions af...
 
As floods inundate Belize, UN crisis officials offer emergency support
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Tuesday, 10 June 2008
As floods inundate Belize, UN crisis officials offer emergency support
United Nations crisis officials are working with local authorities in Belize to coordinate relief efforts in the wake of flooding across the Central American c...
 
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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.