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Women and girls face “unacceptable” violence in conflicts

The brutalization of women during armed conflicts remains a persistent and serious problem.

That was the message from delegates addressing the UN Security Council on Friday at a debate on the protection of civilians from physical violence.

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Iraq displaced given shelter at border camp

A once empty Syrian border transit point has rapidly become home to more than 11,000 people from Iraq.

They’ve been forced to flee their homes following an upsurge of terrorist violence across the region.

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Release sought for UN helicopter crew in Sudan

Efforts are under way to secure the release of six crew members of a UN food agency’s helicopter who disappeared in Sudan.

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Civilians in Ukraine recovering after rocket attack

Civilians affected by an attack on the city of Mariupol in Ukraine are receiving vital support from the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

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Jordan calls for more help to host refugees

Jordan says it needs more help from the international community to accommodate refugees fleeing from the conflict in Syria.

The country is currently hosting around 800,000 refugees, the vast majority from Syria.

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Food barges reach displaced people in South Sudan

Barges carrying food have reached Malakal in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state bringing aid to thousands of people displaced by conflict.

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Syrian refugees recover following winter storm

Syrian refugees living in Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan are working to overcome the fall-out from a severe winter storm that hit the Middle East region last week.

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“Immense challenges” ahead for South Sudan

The number one challenge for the people of South Sudan is finding a sustainable peace agreement, according to a senior United Nations official.

The country has been mired in conflict for over a year, which has forced two million people to flee their homes.

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Syrian refugees in Jordan hit by winter storms

Hundreds of Syrian refugee families in Jordan are being affected by winter storms sweeping across the Middle East region, the UN Refugee Agency says.

The severe weather has caused damage to shelters and further disrupted life in the Za’atari camp in the North of the country.

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Syrian refugees tell story of being abandoned on “ghost ship”

A group of Syrians refugees has been speaking about the experience of being abandoned on a so-called ghost ship as they crossed the Mediterranean Sea.

The Ezadeen, a Sierra Leonean flagged cargo ship, was found adrift in the Mediterranean and taken to Italy at the beginning of January.

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