IOM chief pleads for humanitarian access to save lives in Yemen

The head of the UN migration agency, IOM, was in Yemen on Monday to stress the need for immediate humanitarian access in order to save millions of lives.

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News in Brief 19 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

No let-up in misery of Myanmar refugees sheltering in Bangladesh

Efforts are under way to prevent the humanitarian crisis involving Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh from turning into a disaster, the UN said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 18 August 2017 (PM)

UN relief chief laments lack of progress in Yemen

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News in Brief 17 August 2017 (PM)

UN campaign stresses that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget

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“Vicious circle” in Yemen, as cholera cases hit 500,000

A “vicious circle” of cholera being fuelled by malnutrition in war-torn Yemen, has seen the number of suspected cases of the deadly disease pass the half-a-million mark, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

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News in Brief 10 August 2017 (PM)

5.6 million more going hungry in Ethiopia so far this year

The number of people going hungry in Ethiopia has risen by 5.6 million so far this year due to poor rainfall, exacerbating severe drought conditions, the UN said on Thursday.

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News in Brief 08 August 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Recovery in Iraq's Mosul is a "tale of two cities" says top UN country coordinator

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20 million Yemenis need “concrete action” from Security Council

Around 20 million Yemenis depend on the UN Security Council taking concrete action to help end the conflict there that’s now sparked a “cholera scandal”.

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News in Brief 05 July 2017 – PM

TV weather presenters explore impact of warming cities

In another year of record rising temperatures, television weather presenters have been forecasting the degree to which some of the world’s major cities could hot up due to rising carbon dioxide emissions.

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News in Brief 03 July 2017

World hunger on rise again, reversing years of progress: FAO

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