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Iraqis seek shelter at border camp

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United Nations - A once empty Syrian border transit point has rapidly become home to more than 11,000 Iraqis. Now named the Badjet Kandela camp, UNHCR is reconfiguring the site and offering aid to meet the needs of ...

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

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More than 640,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 2017, driven by violence and human rights abuses. The vast majority of the refugees are women and children. UN humanitarian agencies are working ...

Mali: A quest for safety

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United Nations - Thousands of people were displaced in Timbuktu, northern Mali when a rebel group moved in and took control of the town. When they threatened to recruit children into their army, families packed up the...

Pakistan: Internally displaced struggle in makeshift camps

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United Nations - Many Pakistanis are fleeing their homes to escape military strikes. Thousands seek shelter in schools, which lack basic necessities leading to high risks of illnesses. UNICEF and the World Health Or...

South Sudan: The fight against cholera

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United Nations - Cholera is one of the oldest known diseases, responsible for millions of fatalities worldwide. Now its emergence in South Sudan due to overcrowded camps amid ongoing conflicts and the onset of the rai...

Year in Review 2014 (UN in Action)

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United Nations - From the ongoing situation in Syria and Ukraine to the global effort to address the Ebola crisis and more, Year in Review 2014 will recap the events which captured the international headlines and thos...