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Yemen

We're running out of time and money to help the children of Yemen

By Mark Lowcock Updated 10:29 AM ET, Wed February 27, 2019 Editor's Note: Mark Lowcock is the United Nations undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator. He last...

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Syria + 2 more

Even war must have limits

by Dominik Stillhart, director of operations for the ICRC In a year that saw millions of lives torn apart by armed conflict and violence across the globe, indiscriminate attacks against civilians,...

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Iraq

Time to rethink approach to Iraq's displacement crisis

By Elizabeth Ferris and Vittoria Federici, Special to CNN In a scene reminiscent of Iraq’s 2006-2008 displacement crisis, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis are again fleeing violent conflict for...

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Philippines

Scenes of devastation and some relief after Typhoon Haiyan

From Paula Hancocks. Anna Coren. Andrew Stevens and Ivan Watson, CNN Tacloban, Philippines (CNN) -- Surrounded by rubble, children swarm around a public well in this storm-ravaged city, where bodies...

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Syria

Syria's Other Crisis

In the midst of a bloody civil war, the biggest killer in Syria may not be the one you expect: chronic disease. For many thousands of Syrians who struggle to access medical treatment in a war with no...

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World

Earthquake-proof table uses geometry to save lives

By Arion McNicoll and Stefanie Blendis, CNN (CNN) -- "Drop to the ground; take cover by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and hold on until the shaking stops." This is the...

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Syria

Why Sunni-Shia conflict is worsening

Editor's note: Geneive Abdo, a fellow at the Stimson Center and a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution, is the author of "The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the...

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Colombia

Time is right, but past failures haunt Colombia peace talks

A decade after a stinging failure, Colombia appears once again prepared to enter into peace talks in an effort to bring an end to Latin America's oldest insurgency. Read the full report on CNN.

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Costa Rica

Floods force evacuations in Costa Rica

(CNN) -- Heavy rains in central and eastern Costa Rica have triggered floods that have forced evacuations and may be responsible for at least one death, relief workers said Sunday. Read the full...

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Pakistan

Taliban's vaccine ban may affect 280,000 children

By Madison Park, CNN updated 9:59 AM EDT, Tue July 17, 2012 STORY HIGHLIGHTS North and South Waziristan have banned polio vaccines over use of U.S. drones WHO estimates 280,000 children may not have...

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How mobile broadband can transform Africa

By Hamadoun Toure, Special to CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS Mobile broadband can help Africa reach Millennium Development Goals, says Hamadoun Touré He argues that broadband can teach children information...

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