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Sanaa rally marks two years of conflict in Yemen

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have rallied on the streets of the Yemeni capital in support of the Houthi movement.

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have rallied on the streets of the Yemeni capital in support of the Houthi movement.

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Reality of the worst drought since 1945 peaking in parts of Africa

The Horn of Africa is facing its third consecutive year of drought causing thirst and hunger, decimating livestock, destroying livelihoods, spreading disease and triggering large scale population move

The Horn of Africa is facing its third consecutive year of drought causing thirst and hunger, decimating livestock, destroying livelihoods, spreading disease and triggering large scale population move

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EU-Turkey migrant deal a 'dangerous precedent', say aid groups

Greece is being used as a testing ground for degrading asylum policies that are setting a dangerous blueprint for the future, according to major humanitarian…

Greece is being used as a testing ground for degrading asylum policies that are setting a dangerous blueprint for the future, according to major humanitarian…

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Dozens killed in air strike on mosque in Syria

At least 42 people have been killed and dozens wounded, when an air strike hit a mosque in the rebel-held village of al-Jina, near Aleppo in Syria.

At least 42 people have been killed and dozens wounded, when an air strike hit a mosque in the rebel-held village of al-Jina, near Aleppo in Syria.

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Aleppo rail service reopens

There may be little left of this eastern Aleppo railway station, but trains are starting to return to the war-torn city after a break of five years.

There may be little left of this eastern Aleppo railway station, but trains are starting to return to the war-torn city after a break of five years.

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Self-harm, drugs, suicide: the future of Syria's children?

Youngsters living in the war-torn country are self-harming, taking drugs and attempting suicide to escape the horrors they have endured after six years of conflict, according to a new report by Save t

Youngsters living in the war-torn country are self-harming, taking drugs and attempting suicide to escape the horrors they have endured after six years of conflict, according to a new report by Save t

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Top EU court rules member states don't have to issue visas to refugees

The EU’s top court said on Tuesday that member states don’t have to admit people on humanitarian grounds, even if they are at risk of torture or inhumane…

The EU’s top court said on Tuesday that member states don’t have to admit people on humanitarian grounds, even if they are at risk of torture or inhumane…

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Iraqi forces 'make strides in Mosul'

Iraqi forces in western Mosul say they've taken control of a number of key buildings formerly held by ISIL.

Iraqi forces in western Mosul say they've taken control of a number of key buildings formerly held by ISIL.

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ISIL's Raqqa supply route severed - reports

US-backed militias operating in the country say they have cut the road between the jihadist-held city of Raqqa and militant strongholds in Deir al-Zoor province.

US-backed militias operating in the country say they have cut the road between the jihadist-held city of Raqqa and militant strongholds in Deir al-Zoor province.

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Famine and diarrhoea kill 'over 100' in Somalia, says PM

More than 100 people have died from famine and diarrhoea in southern Somalia over a two-day period, according to the country’s prime minister.

More than 100 people have died from famine and diarrhoea in southern Somalia over a two-day period, according to the country’s prime minister.

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Refugee in suitcase arrested on Lesbos island

A migrant from Syria, aged 23, caught hiding in a suitcase in the port of Mytilini, Lesbos Island, Greece has been arrested by Greek police. The

A migrant from Syria, aged 23, caught hiding in a suitcase in the port of Mytilini, Lesbos Island, Greece has been arrested by Greek police. The

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Yemen: UN says one child dies every ten minutes from a preventable disease

The time to act is now, according to campaign group Human Rights Watch. Activists say the international community must give its financial backing to humanitarian efforts in the country and is warning

The time to act is now, according to campaign group Human Rights Watch. Activists say the international community must give its financial backing to humanitarian efforts in the country and is warning

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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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Famine rears its head in South Sudan

Parts of the war-ravaged country have been hit by famine. Officials fear almost half the territory could be in a state of food insecurity by July.

Parts of the war-ravaged country have been hit by famine. Officials fear almost half the territory could be in a state of food insecurity by July.

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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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Protesters confront ministers at Athens migrant camp

Greece’s migration minister Yannis Mouzalas was confronted by an angry crowd at the entrance of a sprawling migrant camp in the south of Athens on Monday, trying to block his entrance to the…

Greece’s migration minister Yannis Mouzalas was confronted by an angry crowd at the entrance of a sprawling migrant camp in the south of Athens on Monday, trying to block his entrance to the…

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UN raises alarm about hunger and insecurity in Yemen

The UN says the number of civilians killed in the country's war is now estimated to be more than 10,000, with some 40,000 injured

The UN says the number of civilians killed in the country's war is now estimated to be more than 10,000, with some 40,000 injured