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Activation of highest level of emergency response in Yemen

Smoke fills the sky above the Yemeni capital Sana'a after a series of airstrikes (12 May). File Photo: IRIN/Almigdad Mojalli

The highest level of emergency response, level 3, has been activated by the UN and international non-government organizations working together in Yemen. This is the global humanitarian system’s classification for the response to…

2 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Urgent action needed to tackle child labour in Syria

Two young boys carry water at Qah, a makeshift camp for displaced people in northern Syria, near the Turkish border.  Photo: Jodi Hilton/IRIN

The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour…

2 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Iraqi city of Hatra inscribed on list of "World Heritage in Danger"

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The city of Hatra in Iraq has been inscribed on the list of World Heritage in Danger following damage…

1 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Mounting health risks facing children in Yemen

Children sit in a UNICEF-supported centre for vulnerable children, in the conflict-affected Hajjah Governorate, Yemen. Photo: UNICEF File Photo/Brent Stirton

Conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the health of children, the UN children's agency, UNICEF, has…

30 Jun 2015 / Listen /
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