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Jordan + 1 other
UNHCR

Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp turns three, challenges remain for 81,000 residents

More than half the population are children, presenting challenges not just on how to provide schooling and restore abruptly halted educations in Syria, but also in investing for the future.

World + 2 others
WHO

Africa at risk of large meningitis outbreak, vaccine critically needed

An acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimize the number of people affected, four international public health organizations warned today.

Iraq + 1 other
IRIN

Surviving summer in an Iraqi camp

Some 250,000 displaced Iraqis and 100,000 Syrian refugees are living in camps under canvases, tarpaulins and blankets that barely shield them from the blistering summer heat.

UN Security Council

Syrian conflict a ‘shameful blot’ on world’s conscience, UN humanitarian chief tells Security Council

A political solution is more urgent than ever to end this brutal conflict and the immense suffering of beleaguered civilians, says Stephen O'Brien.

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