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UN health agency warns of rise in urban air pollution, with poorest cities most at risk

More than 80 per cent of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed guidelines set by the World Health Organization

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Nepal: millions of children at risk this winter due to severe shortage of essential supplies, UNICEF warns

Due to severe shortages of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines, more than three million children under the age of 5 are at risk of death or disease during the harsh

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Millions of Yemeni children at risk of diseases, hunger: UNICEF

A large number of children in war-torn Yemen are exposed to the threat of diseases due to widespread disruptions in vaccination services, UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac told a press briefing

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“Gazans’ lives at risk if Israel siege continues”

The Palestinian health ministry has warned of a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip if Israel does not lift its crippling siege on the region. The ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra


African migrants risk all in the Mediterranean Sea

In 2014, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), about 200,000 people, including 15,000 unaccompanied children, made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean. The majority arrived from