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UN News

Global action kept famine at bay in four countries but millions still suffering

Nearly seven months after the UN issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but many are dying, UNSG warned.

Bangladesh + 1 other

Humanitarian community scales up response as Rohingya refugee numbers approach 430,000

Humanitarian partners continue to deliver basic food assistance, shelter, water, emergency latrines, psychosocial support and informal education, but gaps remain enormous and urgent.

Ethiopia + 1 other

Number of South Sudanese refugees relocated in Ethiopia tops 100,000

The sheer scale of the refugee influx from September 2016 quickly filled the existing camps in the Gambella region to capacity and forced the Government and UNHCR to open new camps.

Tanzania + 1 other

IOM appeals for over $3 million to assist Burundian refugees return from Tanzania

On 7 September, the UN Migration Agency transported the first group of 301 refugees to transit centres in Burundi. The second phase of the return assistance is expected to start in November.

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