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Violence, displacement continue, as 29 babies die of cold in northeast Syria camp

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it’s extremely concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Al-Hol camp in Syria’s Al-Hasakeh Governorate, where 11 infants are reported to have died due to cold, in the past two days alone.  Abdelmonem Makki spoke to WHO representative in Syria, Elizabeth Hoff, who said staff in the camp were “working round the clock”, to try and prevent further tragic loss of life, amidst desperate conditions.

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News in Brief 17 January 2019

  • Former Côte d'Ivoire president remains behind bars, despite acquittal
  • ‘Deplorable conditions’ in Syria’s Rukban settlement
  • UN rallies communities to counter extremists with national unity
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News in Brief 15 January 2019

  • International Criminal Court acquits Laurent Gbagbo of Côte d’Ivoire allegations
  • Aid reaches war-hit Hudaydah communities for first time in months – WFP
  • ‘Life and death’ conditions in Syria’s desert camp, warns WFP
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Harsh winter increases humanitarian needs in Eastern Ukraine

The humanitarian needs of displaced people in Eastern Ukraine are increasing this winter, contrary to the expectations of the UN’s Refugee agency (UNHCR) in the region.

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Refugee arrivals in Europe not slowing despite winter conditions

The number of refugees arriving in Europe is not slowing despite harsh winter conditions in the region according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Almost a million people arrived by sea alone in 2015.

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Most desperate time for migrants may be yet to come

The most desperate time for migrants and refugees who have arrived in Europe may be yet to come.

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UN aids flood victims in Kazakhstan as heavy snows melt

United Nations units are coming to aid of flood victims in southern Kazakhstan, where heavy rains and rapidly melting snow have displaced more than 13,000 people following Central Asia’s harshest winter in decades.