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UN concerned about 1.2 million people affected by conflict in Mali

The People of Mali continue to suffer in the crisis that intensified last year when fighting broke out between Tuareg rebels and government forces.

The crisis took another turn when Islamist extremists occupied the northern section of the country.

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Fire Department resumes operations in Somali capital

As another sign of the return of normalcy in Somalia, the fire department in the country’s capital, Mogadishu, is resuming operations for the first time since 1991.

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Mothers making ends meet in Mali

Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced in Mali following a military coup in March last year and the occupation of the northern part of the country by armed rebels. Malians became refugees in neighbouring countries creating a humanitarian crisis.

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World Food Programme scales up food distribution to Syrians

The World Food Programme (WFP) has begun scaling up food distribution to reach 2.5 million Syrians by April.

The agency says that by the end of January, it had distributed food to approximately 1.2 million people in all governorates in Syria.

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Displaced Somalis welcome move to new camp in Mogadishu

Although UN agencies report an improvement in humanitarian conditions in Somalia, they point out that more than 250,000 displaced people are still living in camps in the capital, Mogadishu.

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UN envoys hold talks with leaders and civil society in the Sahel

UN Special Envoy for the Sahel, Romano Prodi, has wrapped up a three-day visit to the region which continues to battle political, humanitarian and security challenges.

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Human rights expert wraps up visit to Sudan

Several opposition figures in Sudan who are currently being held in jail are in urgent need of medical attention, according to a UN independent expert on the situation of human rights in the country.

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Conflict in Syria disrupts water supplies and forces more people to flee

The ongoing conflict in Syria has severely disrupted water, hygiene and sanitation in the country, according to the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF).

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Aid agencies resume distribution of humanitarian aid to central Mali

With the military intervention in Mali, the situation on the ground has changed dramatically, according to a top official of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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UN peacekeeping for Mali in the works

The deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping mission for Mali is in the works.

The country is facing a political crisis following a military coup in March last year and the occupation of the northern part of the country by armed rebels.

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