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Cholera killed 115 people in Yemen in 2 weeks (ICRC) . WHO now ranks Yemen as one of the biggest humanitarian emergencies on the planet with Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and Iraq

Cholera caused 115 deaths in Yemen in two weeks, where 8,500 suspected cases have been recorded as the country is torn apart by the war, Dominik Stillhart, head of the

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“In Yemen, we can speak of a famine that will happen in two to three months” (ICRC)

Yves Daccord, Director General of the ICRC, is sounding the alarm on Yemen, a “damned” country, stucked between the bombings and the threat of imminent famine. Since March 25, 2015,

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Report: Press freedom is “difficult” or “very serious” in 72 countries (RSF)

Reporters Without Borders are concerned about the “risk of a major shift” in the situation of press freedom, “particularly in important democratic countries”. “Press freedom has never been so threatened,”

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Yemen: the plight of begging children victims of war

Ali, a 14-year-old boy, and his 7-year-old brother Majdi, lost their father in a raid. Left to their own devices, they have only to spend their days begging in the

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Iraq: more than 144,500 people displaced because of the Battle of Mosul (IOM)

Almost three months after the start of military operations against Daesh (ISIS) terrorist group in Mosul, more than 144,500 Iraqis have been displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance, according

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New UN Secretary-General calls for 2017 to be a year for peace

Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, called on the world to make peace “our top priority”. Mr. Guterres waves to share with the world an issue which weighs

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Nigeria: WFP helped more than one million people in the north of the country in December alone; It would need $ 143 million to help northeastern populations in the next 6 months

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said on Friday it had provided food or cash to more than one million Nigerians in areas affected by the conflict in the

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Amnesty: Saudi mercs ‘harass’, use medics as human shields

Amnesty International says Saudi-backed militants fighting in Yemen are leading a “campaign of harassment and intimidation” against hospital staff and using civilians as human shields.   Advocacy Director for the

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Madagascar: FAO and WFP Call for Urgent Action Against Increased Food Insecurity

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP), farmers in southern Madagascar, victims of three years of devastating drought, are

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UN-backed cholera vaccination campaign kicks off today in Haiti

A vaccination campaign against cholera began today in the areas of Haiti hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, with support from the United Nations and other institutions. “The target population is