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News in Brief 12 September 2017 (PM)

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Aid distribution hub established on Antigua for Irma victims A new operational hub for distributing emergency aid to victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean has been established on the island of Antigua, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Tuesday. Irma decimated many islands in the region as it barrelled west towards Florida, including [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 12 September 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells. In today’s programme: the UN migration agency in Bangladesh tells us the flow of desperate refugees across the border with Myanmar is “unprecedented”; and we’ve an interview with the new President of the General Assembly who says he’s [...]

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News in Brief 12 September 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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Myanmar refugee exodus reaches “unprecedented” levels More than 370,000 refugees have now arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar in recent days, the UN said on Tuesday. Jean Lieby – Chief Child Protection officer for UNICEF in the country – said that 60 per cent of the arrivals are children. Many have arrived [...]

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Flow of "desperate" Rohingya refugees "unprecedented": IOM

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The flow of desperate Rohingya refugees fleeing across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh is "unprecedented in terms of volume and speed". That's the assessment of the Asia-Pacific Spokesperson for the UN migration agency, IOM, Chris Lom, who is on the ground in the Bangladeshi border town of Cox's Bazar. He said both the government [...]

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