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"Savagery" of Syria crisis continues as donors meet

A Syrian refugee family in southern Turkey, where more than 20,000 people have fled to so far in early 2014 to escape fighting. UNHCR Photo

International donors are being urged at a meeting in Kuwait to contribute funds to support humanitarian work to deal…

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FAO appeals for US$121 million to support livelihoods in Syria

A Syrian Kurdish boy from Mile Village, Kobani, holds a goat near the Syrian border, after shepherds crossed into Turkey with their animals. FAO@PHOTO

Approximately 9.8 million people in Syria need assistance to prevent food insecurity as the conflict continues in the country,…

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Refugee "push-back" deaths prompt Bulgaria probe call

Ethnic Yezidis have had to flee persecution in Iraq. Photo: UNHCR/N.Colt

The deaths of two Iraqi men who were refused entry to Bulgaria and then assaulted has prompted calls for…

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Campaign launched to eradicate "goat plague"

Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) pose a huge threat to the livelihood of small farmers and herders. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

A campaign has been launched to totally eradicate a devastating livestock disease that affects small ruminants like sheep and…

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Model UN helps South African student understand global issues

Victor Asiweis (left) interviewed by Derrick Mbatha. UN PHOTO

A South African high school student says that participating in Model UN activities has helped him to better understand…

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Nigerian Boko Haram terrorists under spotlight in Security Council "Water for Life Voices" exhibit opens at UN Forty believed dead in Yemen camp attack, says IOM "Middle-skilled" jobs declining due to computers Clean-up in Vanuatu continues following Cyclone Pam
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