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De-escalation of conflict in Ukraine reported

A package of measures recently agreed upon to end the conflict in Ukraine needs to be fully implemented, the UN Security Council was told on Friday.

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Most Palestinians in Gaza have “no hope for the future”

Most of the 1.8 million residents of Gaza have no hope for the future according to the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

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Global community “must not fail in Gaza”, say 30 aid agencies

Palestinians have suffered inordinately and the global community has failed Gaza, according to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA.

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Hope for 750,000 stateless people in West Africa

The future of up to 750,000 people in West Africa who are stateless is coming under the spotlight at a meeting organised by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Côte d’Ivoire.

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"Almost all" of Iraq's health facilities damaged

Iraq is one of four countries that urgently needs money to help millions of people suffering from illness and disease, the World Health Organization has said.

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Extent of Islamic State violence revealed in new UN report

Civilians in at least one-third of Iraq have become victims of systematic and gross human rights abuses by Islamic State (IS) fighters, according to a new UN report.

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Cholera in Haiti “overshadowed” by other crises

The fight against cholera in Haiti has been overshadowed by other health crises around the world according to the UN’s top envoy on the disease for the Caribbean island.

A cholera outbreak which began in 2010 has led to the deaths of over 8600 people.

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“Unthinkable crimes” continue to occur daily in Syria

Unthinkable crimes continue to occur daily in Syria as conflict now approaches its fifth year, a group of independent human rights experts has warned.

On Friday, they were presenting their latest report on Syria to the UN Security Council.

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“Precarious” humanitarian situation for Ukrainians

The humanitarian situation of people in Ukraine affected by the ongoing conflict in the country has been described as “precarious” by the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP).

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Pandemics “are optional”, says World Bank expert

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has shown how difficult it is to prevent an infectious disease from spreading into other countries.

This is even more so when it starts in a poor country with weak public health infrastructure.

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