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Attack on military base in Nigeria’s Borno State displaces thousands, cuts aid supply

An attack by an armed group on the isolated town of Rann in north-east Nigeria has cut aid to tens of thousands of people and uprooted many more, UN humanitarians said on Friday.  With the latest information, here’s Samantha Newport from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), speaking to Daniel Johnson from UN News.

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Many aid groups unable to manage war zone risks, says UN-backed report

Humanitarian aid workers want to help people in some of the biggest war zones, but extreme risks and threats are paralyzing their operations, a United Nations-backed report today concluded.

New approach to aid delivery can help people survive: UN relief chief

UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien says a new approach for aid delivery can help people not only survive, but thrive.

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Faced with rise in violence in South Sudan, aid alone "isn’t enough"

While humanitarian support has saved “countless” lives, ongoing fighting in South Sudan continues to make difficult the rollout of aid programmes, according to the Regional Director for Eastern and Central Africa at the World Food Programme (WFP)

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The situation has "never been worse" in Yemen: UNICEF

“Time is running out” to avoid a famine in Yemen and children will be hit the hardest, an expert from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.

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News in Brief 27 February 2017 (PM)

“Inconsistent progress” in Kosovo: UN mission chief

There has been “inconsistent progress” in recent months over talks to diffuse tensions regarding Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

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Peacekeeper says women can “do much more” in UN peace operations

Women peacekeepers have the power to do “much more" in peacekeeping operations and also in encouraging post-conflict resolution.

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News in Brief 11 January 2017(PM)

“Military progress” in Mosul slowed by civilians-first policy of Iraqis

“Military progress” in the battle to retake Mosul from ISIL terrorist forces in Iraq has been slowed down by an Iraqi military decision to protect civilians as much as possible.

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WFP delivers aid to more than one million people in NE Nigeria

More than one million people in conflict-affected areas of northeast Nigeria have received food aid or cash since the beginning of the month, the World Food Programme (WFP) reports.

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African refugees in Egypt “forgotten”

A “forgotten population” of refugees from across Africa is living in limbo in Egypt according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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