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Syria + 11 others
OCHA

UN Emergency Fund gives $100 million for aid operations in Syria and other poorly funded crises

Some $77.5 million will go to countries affected by the Syria crisis. Critically underfunded humanitarian operations in DR Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Colombia, DPR Korea and Djibouti will also receive support.

AFP

More than 400 child soldiers freed from Myanmar army in 2014: UN

Since a pact with the UN was signed in June 2012, a total of 595 children have been been freed, with 70 percent of the releases - 418 - taking place in the last twelve months, including 42 on Friday, the UN said.

Amnesty

Hundreds of thousands of civilians at grave risk

Amnesty warns of disastrous humanitarian crisis after reports of two large scale attacks in Nigeria on the major north-eastern city of Maiduguri as well as the town of Monguno.

CAR + 5 others
UNHCR

UNHCR and partners renew appeal for more support for CAR refugees

The plan calls for $331 million to provide basic services to the 460,000 refugees who have fled violence in CAR to neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo.

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