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Africa’s Sahel: Act now before the crisis ‘becomes unmanageable’, urges Grandi
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Thursday, 06 February 2020
Africa’s Sahel: Act now before the crisis ‘becomes unmanageable’, urges Grandi
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is stepping up response in Africa’s Sahel region where escalating violence has forced a rising number of people to flee their homes. Read Full Article ...
 
FROM THE FIELD: ‘Shock and horror’ of military onslaught against Syrians
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Thursday, 06 February 2020
FROM THE FIELD: ‘Shock and horror’ of military onslaught against Syrians
A military escalation in northern Syria which has trapped civilians in Idlib has “shocked and horrified” a senior UN humanitarian official. Read Full Article ...
 
Syria: ‘Massive waves of civilian displacement and loss of life must stop now’: UN Special Envoy
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Thursday, 06 February 2020
Syria: ‘Massive waves of civilian displacement and loss of life must stop now’: UN Special Envoy
Air and ground strikes in the region of Idlib, northwest Syria, are causing “massive waves of civilian displacement and major loss of civilian life”, causing u...
 
End Syria fighting to avoid ‘even greater humanitarian catastrophe’
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020
End Syria fighting to avoid ‘even greater humanitarian catastrophe’
The “dire and deteriorating humanitarian situation” affecting women and children in northwest Syria was the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator’s top concern on We...
 
Nearly 5 million children in need due to rising violence in central Sahel: UNICEF
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Sunday, 26 January 2020
Nearly 5 million children in need due to rising violence in central Sahel: UNICEF
A surge in violence in the central Sahel region in Africa means nearly five million children will need humanitarian assistance this year, up from 4.3 million, ...
 
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