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UNICEF

Millions of children in war-torn Yemen at risk of disease and malnutrition

According to UNICEF, the interruption in vaccination services is putting an estimated 2.6 million children aged under 15 at risk of contracting measles – a potentially fatal disease.

UNHCR

Number of internally displaced in Libya doubles since September

The number of IDPs has almost doubled from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 amid escalating fighting this year in different areas, says UNHCR.

UNMISS

UNMISS uncovers human rights abuses during recent escalation of fighting

Some of the most disturbing allegations compiled by UNMISS focused on the abduction and sexual abuse of women and girls, some of whom were reportedly burnt alive in their dwellings.

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AlertNet

After decade of disasters, UN shifts its Asia operations

The United Nations is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower.

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