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More Somali journalists killed in line of duty

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The number of journalists killed in the line of duty in Somali this year has reached 18, the second highest toll in the world after Syria according to the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR). The latest victim is Warsame Shire Awale, a well known Somali musician and poet working for Radio Kulmiyehas who was gunned [...]

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30,000 displaced by fresh inter-communal violence in western Myanmar

Listen / UNHCR is distributing relief supplies to victimes of unrest in Rakhine state, Myanmar

Renewed violence in western Myanmar's Rakhine state over the past week has displaced more than 28,000 people, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR quoting government estimates. The agency says since the fresh wave of inter communal unrest began on 21 October, authorities in Rakhine state estimate that dozens of people have been killed and [...]

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Fighting blocks delivery of aid to Syrians trapped in Homs

Listen / A Syrian family receives food aid at a WFP distribution point.

Heavy fighting around the Syrian city of Homs has prevented United Nations aid mission from delivering food and other relief items to families trapped in the city. United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs(OCHA) says the failure of the mission was despite assurances received from the local parties to the conflict that the [...]

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