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UN humanitarian convoy in Nigeria ambushed by Boko Haram

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‘The convoy was travelling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria, returning from delivering desperately needed assistance when it was ambushed,’ UNICEF says

LAGOS, Nigeria (July 30, 2016) — A United Nations humanitarian convoy was ambushed by Boko Haram jihadists Thursday, July 28, in Nigeria’s restive northeast, leaving several people wounded, the UN children’s agency and the Nigerian army said.  Continue reading UN humanitarian convoy in Nigeria ambushed by Boko Haram

What’s at stake in the World Humanitarian Summit for PH

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DISASTER RESPONSE. The Philippine delegation participates at the first World Humanitarian Summit. Photo from DRRNET Philippines

As one of the biggest recipients of humanitarian aid during disasters, the Philippines acknowledges its crucial role in the summit and pushes for localized response

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2016) — What is the country’s stake at the first World Humanitarian Summit? Continue reading What’s at stake in the World Humanitarian Summit for PH

Thousands flee fighting in Myanmar’s Shan State

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Shan, a large and hilly province on Myanmar’s eastern border, hosts multiple insurgencies by ethnic minorities fighting for greater autonomy or independence

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (Mar. 14, 2016) — Thousands of civilians have fled their homes in northeastern Myanmar after a recent upswing in fighting between ethnic minority rebels and the army, combatants and witnesses said on Sunday, March 13.

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Turkey detains two over latest migrant tragedy

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SAFETY. A Syrian child carries a lifebelt before boarding a dinghy to cross the Aegean Sea to the Greek island of Lesbos from the Ayvacik coast in Canakkale on February 27, 2016 as the number of asylum-seekers entering Greece from Turkey continues unabated Photo by Bulent Kilic / AFP
The migrants who died include 10 children, died on Sunday when the boat carrying them on a bid to reach EU member Greece from Turkey sank in the Aegean in the latest deadly disaster on the route

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Mar. 7, 2016) — Turkish authorities have detained a Turkish boat owner and a suspected people smuggler over the latest sinking of a vessel carrying migrants in the Aegean Sea that left at least 25 dead, reports said on Monday.

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Little to show for in Boko Haram-ISIS partnership

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BLACK FLAG. A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town. Photo by Stephanie Yas/AFP
Some security consultants predict Boko Haram in Nigeria could this year be reduced to a largely criminal, regional threat

LAGOS, Nigeria (Mar. 7, 2016) — When Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last year, there were fears the deadly insurgency in northeast Nigeria would take on an international dimension.

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US urges Turkey to halt Syria strikes

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The Turkish strikes would likely involve artillery fire from tanks

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Feb. 14, 2016) — The United States pressed Turkey on Saturday, February 13, to halt military strikes on Kurdish and Syrian regime targets Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo, as Ankara weighs a joint ground assault with Saudi troops.

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