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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"


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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