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News in Brief 07 December 2017 (PM)

Fuel “trickling in” but not enough to deliver aid to stricken Yemenis

Life-saving fuel is “trickling in” to Yemen once more following the partial lifting of a Saudi-led blockade, but it’s not enough to deliver vital aid to millions around the country.

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News in Brief 5 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Zeid: Myanmar refugee crisis may be genocide

Violence in Myanmar that has caused more than 625,000 people to flee to Bangladesh may amount to genocide, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 24 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Rohingya return plan must guarantee their safety: UNHCR

The proposed return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar from Bangladesh must be safe and voluntary amid serious concerns for their security if they go home, the UN said on Friday.

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News in Brief 17 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Famine may be happening “right now” in Yemen, warns UN aid agency

Famine may be happening “right now” in Yemen, the UN said on Friday, as a blockade on aid and other essential goods by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels there enters its 12th day.

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News in Brief Tuesday 7 November - Geneva (AM)

Yemen blockade puts millions at risk, warn UN agencies

A blockade on basic supplies to Yemen threatens millions of people and should be lifted immediately, the UN said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 3 October 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Refugee agency seeks detail on “return” of Myanmar displaced

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Ending famine “completely achievable objective” says relief chief

Ending famine is “completely achievable” and is one of the big challenges that the new UN relief chief is looking forward to tackling during his time in charge of the global body’s humanitarian effort.

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Violence against civilians, aid workers leaves CAR on 'brink' of crisis

On-going violence both against civilians and aid workers trying to protect them, has left the Central African Republic (CAR) “on the brink of a humanitarian crisis”.

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News in Brief 28 September 2017 (PM)

Many “just a step away from starvation” around Lake Chad: UN relief chief

Many citizens of the countries that surround Africa’s Lake Chad are “just a step away from starvation” and in need of sustained international support.

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UN and Africa: violence against civilians in CAR, poetry from Darfur and South Sudan humanitarian crisis

Violence against civilians, aid workers leaves CAR on “brink” of crisis

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