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Climate change adding to Djibouti malnutrition crisis: UN humanitarian chief

During a three-day mission to Djibouti, Ursula Mueller, the UN’s Humanitarian Affairs chief, saw for herself the huge impact that extreme weather events are having on the country.

Ms. Mueller spoke with the Saviano Abreu, from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) about the many humanitarian challenges facing the people of Djibouti.

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Ethiopia: humanitarians scale up life-saving aid to over 1 million forcibly displaced by violence in the south-west

To address the urgent needs of more than a million displaced by inter-communal violence in southwestern Ethiopia over the past four months, UN humanitarian agencies and their partners are ramping up their efforts, providing among other things shelter, household items, water and sanitation, and food to the most vulnerable.

‘Warehouses emptying’ amid growing humanitarian needs in south-west Syria

More than 180,000 people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in south-west Syria after weeks of escalating hostilities that have restricted aid access to the area, the UN said on Friday.

News in Brief 19 December 2017 (PM)

Six aid workers missing in South Sudan after reports of armed clashes

Six relief workers in South Sudan, one international and five national, have been reported by the UN as missing since Sunday.

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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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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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“Just stop the war” urges UN Yemen Coordinator

With conflict in Yemen grinding on, the health system and economy have collapsed, seriously jeopardizing “people’s ability to survive”.

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News in Brief 01 August 2017 (PM)

UN rights chief concerned over arrest of Venezuela opposition figures

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As famine looms, Yemen “on a knife’s edge”: UN Coordinator

With famine looming in Yemen, the country is “on a knife’s edge” and in desperate need of cash from international donors to avert disaster, said the UN Resident Coordinator in the country on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 13 March 2017 (PM)

UN anti-drug chief details efforts made to rein in narcotics

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