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Three million at risk of famine in Lake Chad region

Launching a funding appeal, the UN says drought, chronic poverty and Boko Haram Islamic militants have led to the emergency.

Launching a funding appeal, the UN says drought, chronic poverty and Boko Haram Islamic militants have led to the emergency.

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South Sudan's human rights situation "amongst the worst on the planet"

Famine has been declared in some areas of South Sudan - the first time such a declaration has been made since 2011. The country has been dogged by civil war, drought and hyperinflation. The situation

Famine has been declared in some areas of South Sudan - the first time such a declaration has been made since 2011. The country has been dogged by civil war, drought and hyperinflation. The situation

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UN launches Yemen aid appeal in bid to avert famine

The United Nations has appealed for nearly 2 billion euros to provide life-saving assistance to avert famine in war-ravaged Yemen.

The United Nations has appealed for nearly 2 billion euros to provide life-saving assistance to avert famine in war-ravaged Yemen.

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Migrant deaths prompt work at Greek camp

Greek media say three men were poisoned by fumes from stoves lit inside the tents to combat the bitter winter temperatures. However, the authorities would neither confirm nor deny this.

Greek media say three men were poisoned by fumes from stoves lit inside the tents to combat the bitter winter temperatures. However, the authorities would neither confirm nor deny this.

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War-weary Mosul residents scramble for aid

Residents of eastern Mosul, the part of the Iraqi city recaptured from ISIL by government forces, continue to suffer a lack of basic necessities.

Residents of eastern Mosul, the part of the Iraqi city recaptured from ISIL by government forces, continue to suffer a lack of basic necessities.

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Syria: Anti-ISIL forces close in on Raqqa

The US-backed campaign against ISIL is closing in on Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.

The US-backed campaign against ISIL is closing in on Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.

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Nigeria on the brink of famine

North east Nigeria is facing a humanitarian crisis where 55,000 people at risk of dying because they have no food. Aid Zone visits Maiduguri where some malnutrition cases are critical.

North east Nigeria is facing a humanitarian crisis where 55,000 people at risk of dying because they have no food. Aid Zone visits Maiduguri where some malnutrition cases are critical.

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Hundreds scramble for food aid in Mosul

Residents of Mosul crowd around trucks delivering much-needed humanitarian aid and jostle for scant supplies.

Residents of Mosul crowd around trucks delivering much-needed humanitarian aid and jostle for scant supplies.

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UN says aid convoy attack could be considered 'war crime'

An attack on a United Nations aid convoy in Syria in which 20 people died could be considered a ‘war crime’ by the Security Council if the perpetrators are identified, the organisation…

An attack on a United Nations aid convoy in Syria in which 20 people died could be considered a ‘war crime’ by the Security Council if the perpetrators are identified, the organisation…

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Food handouts for recently-returned Iraqis

Hundreds of Iraqis – who recently returned to the town of Hammam al-Alil, south-east of Mosul, after its recapture from ISIL – received aid and food packages on Sunday (November…

Hundreds of Iraqis – who recently returned to the town of Hammam al-Alil, south-east of Mosul, after its recapture from ISIL – received aid and food packages on Sunday (November…

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Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson

Sitting on the floor of a community center courtyard with two dozen teens, global movie star, actor Liam Neeson listened attentively as young Syrian refugees – who may not have known of his fame – sha

Sitting on the floor of a community center courtyard with two dozen teens, global movie star, actor Liam Neeson listened attentively as young Syrian refugees – who may not have known of his fame – sha

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Aid mission steps up for Mosul as anti-ISIL forces close in

International aid for the people of Mosul has begun arriving in Iraq, as the offensive continues to oust ISIL from its last major urban stronghold in the…

International aid for the people of Mosul has begun arriving in Iraq, as the offensive continues to oust ISIL from its last major urban stronghold in the…

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The long road back to Afghanistan

More than half a million Afghans were expected to return to their war-torn country by the end of 2016 following Pakistan’s deadline to repatriate Afghan…

More than half a million Afghans were expected to return to their war-torn country by the end of 2016 following Pakistan’s deadline to repatriate Afghan…