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Deep foreboding for Aleppo civilians amid alleged executions

Reports have emerged from Syria’s Aleppo city that dozens of civilians - including women and children - have been executed by pro-government forces as they close in on the last remaining neighbourhoods still held by opposition groups.

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Record aid appeal launched to help 93 million people

Unprecedented levels of suffering not seen since the end of the Second World War has prompted a US $22.2 billion appeal for funds - the biggest humanitarian appeal yet by the United Nations.

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“Economy of war” threatens CAR’s fragile recovery

The Central African Republic’s “economy of war” and chronic suffering are among the biggest threats to the country’s fragile recovery, the UN warned Monday.

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Lives completely ruined in Yei, South Sudan

Humanitarians were barred from delivering much-needed medicines to the town of Yei in South Sudan on Friday, a senior official with the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, has reported.

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Forgotten humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria

A “forgotten crisis” is taking place in north-eastern Nigeria which the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) warns could be the worst on the African continent.

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72-hour Yemen ceasefire welcome but not enough, say aid workers

A temporary halt to fighting in Yemen has been described by the UN aid workers as welcome, but not enough, as humanitarian teams try to deliver aid to hard-to-reach communities caught up in the conflict.

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Fears of potential humanitarian catastrophe in Mosul

A massive aid operation is under way to help civilians who are expected to flee conflict in the Iraqi city of Mosul, amid warnings by the UN that ISIL extremists there may be using chemical weapons.

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Fears for 1.5 million people in ISIL-held Mosul, Iraq

Up to 1.5 million people in the Iraqi city of Mosul “are at extreme risk” from the campaign to retake the strategic location from ISIL militants, the UN has warned.

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Development “opportunities” in times of crisis in South Sudan

Development projects can still thrive in South Sudan despite the almost three-year long civil conflict there and the ensuing humanitarian crisis, according to the UN.

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“Total destruction” of communities in Haiti following hurricane

Some communities in the south of Haiti have been totally destroyed as a result of the hurricane which swept over the Caribbean nation on Tuesday; that’s according to the UN humanitarian office, OCHA.

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