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60 aid workers forced to flee South Sudan fighting – UN

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The outbreak of violence in the eastern Jonglei region comes after fierce clashes in southern Pajok and western Wau in the past 2 weeks

JUBA, South Sudan (Apr. 15, 2017) — A surge of fighting in eastern South Sudan has forced 60 aid workers to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday, April 15, hurting efforts to help civilians in the famine-hit nation. Continue reading 60 aid workers forced to flee South Sudan fighting – UN

North Korea flood death toll rises to 133 with 395 missing – UN

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Some 107,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the area along the Tumen River, the United Nations says in a statement

SEOUL, South Korea (Sept. 12, 2016) — Severe flooding in a North Korean border region has killed at least 133 people with another 395 missing and thousands of homes swept away, the UN says, after Pyongyang reported “great hardship” in the area.  Continue reading North Korea flood death toll rises to 133 with 395 missing – UN

Four years on, lives of Myanmar’s Rohingya still on hold

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UNCERTAIN FUTURE. A group of minority Muslim Rohingya gather outside a store at the Aung Mingalar displacement camp in Sittwe on September 7, 2016. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

‘We eat when we get our quota. If we do not get it, we cannot eat,’ says Myee Shay, who is among tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya

SITTWE, Myanmar (Sept. 8, 2016) — Four years after fleeing religious riots that emptied her Muslim Rohingya neighborhood in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Myee Shay yearns for the trappings of a normal life: a job, a school for her children, and the chance to buy her own food.  Continue reading Four years on, lives of Myanmar’s Rohingya still on hold

38 dead, 92,000 left homeless by Niger floods

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The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the deaths, up from a previous government toll of 14, followed torrential rains in August

NIAMEY, Niger (Sept. 8, 2016)— At least 38 people have been killed and more than 92,000 left homeless since June in disastrous floods in Niger, the United Nations said Wednesday, September 7.  Continue reading 38 dead, 92,000 left homeless by Niger floods

Floods kill 60, displace 44,000 in North Korea

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The country reported that a northeastern river suffered its worst-ever flood

SEOUL, South Korea (Sept. 6, 2016 ) — Flooding following heavy rain has killed 60 people and left over 44,000 homeless in North Korea, the United Nations said Tuesday, September 6, after the country reported that a northeastern river suffered its worst-ever flood.  Continue reading Floods kill 60, displace 44,000 in North Korea

Blaze destroys hundreds of homes in Myanmar Rohingya camp

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TOUGH LOSS. A Rohingya woman cries after a fire hit their camp in Rakhine State, Myanmar, May 3, 2016. Photo by Nyunt Win/EPA

Initial reports suggest 14 are injured, says the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

YANGON, Myanmar (May 3, 2016) — A major fire on Tuesday, May 3, damaged or destroyed the homes of some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims living in a camp for people displaced by 2012 communal fighting in western Myanmar. Continue reading Blaze destroys hundreds of homes in Myanmar Rohingya camp

Myanmar’s Rohingya left behind by election gains

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PERSECUTED. A Rohingya woman washes the clothes of children at a refugee camp in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, September 2, 2015. File photo by Nyunt Win/EPA
The United Nations says the Rohingya ‘must not be forgotten’ as Myanmar goes through a democratic transformation

YANGON, Myanmar (Mar. 2, 2016) — Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya continue to languish in “dreadful conditions” with children dying because they are refused healthcare, the United Nations has warned, adding that the Muslim minority risked being forgotten in the afterglow of recent elections.

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Millions of Ethiopians facing worst drought for decades

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ESCAPING WAR. A woman and her children displaced by fighting in South Sudan sit outside her tent at the Kule camp for Internally Displaced People at the Pagak border crossing in Gambella, Ethiopia, on July 10, 2014. Zacharias Abubeker/AFP
Forecasts indicate that the number of people needing food aid in Ethiopia could double within months

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Jan. 31, 2016) — Ethiopia is struggling from its worst drought for 30 years with millions in dire need of life saving aid, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Sunday, January 31.

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