News in Brief 17 August 2017 (PM)

UN campaign stresses that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget

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Yemen conference “about hard cash and resources”: UN Coordinator

The donor conference on Tuesday which raised US$1.1 billion to bring Yemen back from the brink of famine was about “hard cash and resources” not “pledges and promises”.

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New and “protracted” refugee flows on radar of humanitarians

Humanitarians are taking a closer look at “neglected and protracted” refugee situations as well as new refugee flows under a global compact aimed at addressing challenges faced by people on the move, a senior UN official has said.

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