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“Serious escalation of violence” in Cabo Delgado – UN agencies

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A UN agency is reporting targeted attacks against civilians in Cabo Delgado’s Palma, marking what is termed “a serious escalation of violence and volatility”...

More than 30 000 flee homes in Syria’s Idlib

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More than 30,000 people have so far fled their homes in north-west Syria since government and allied forces resumed air and ground...

Famine fast becoming reality in Somalia and South Sudan

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Millions of people face famine in Somalia and South Sudan and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence...

Half CAR population need aid – UN

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Nearly half the population in war-torn Central African Republic - more than two million people - need humanitarian aid despite progress in...

South Sudanese refugee numbers growing

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Following a four-day mission to Ethiopia, a senior United Nations relief official has called for continued international attention to the plight of...

Nigeria offensive drives 40,000 refugees into Niger

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Nigeria's army offensive against Islamist militants has pushed nearly 40,000 refugees over its northern border into Niger, a U.N. agency said, in...

UN ups aid appeal for Niger as hunger grows

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Humanitarian groups led by U.N. agency OCHA called for more aid for the West African state of Niger, citing a growing risk...

Niger raises severe hunger forecast, seeks more aid

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Niger's government needs another 45 billion CFA francs in food aid after a new survey found 500 000 more people than previously...

Chad must protect convoys in food crisis: WFP

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Chad must protect food convoys, aid workers and civilians if peacekeepers are withdrawn from the drought-hit country where up to 2.5 million...

UN aid agencies sound alarm on Niger food

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United Nations humanitarian agencies sounded the alarm yesterday about a growing food crisis in the West African state of Niger, but said...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...