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Over half a million people still trapped in western Mosul in Iraq: WFP

A couple at Scorpion Junction, heading for a bus to take them to a screening centre at Hamman al-Alil. Photo: WFP/Inger Marie Vennize

The UN food agency, WFP, says it is "extremely concerned" about the welfare of more than half a million people trapped in western Mosul in Iraq. Iraqi forces and their allies are fighting…

23 Mar 2017 / Listen /

"Invisible" impact of Syrian civil war destroying family life: UNFPA

Henia Dakkak. Photo: UN News/Matthew Wells

The dignity and hopes of Syrian women and girls are disintegrating after six years of brutal civil war, along…

21 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Think before making the dangerous crossing to Yemen, musicians urge

The recording artists who performed 'Dangerous Crossings', a UNHCR-produced song raising awareness of the dangers of migrating to Yemen, are photographed in the studio. Photo: UNCHR/Timothy Kaldas

During 2016, more than 117,000 refugees arrived in war-stricken Yemen, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), despite the…

18 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Children face greater risks a year after refugee route to Europe closed: UNICEF

Although she used to be in Grade 6, 12-year old Ayesh, who fled to Turkey from the Idlib Governorate of Syria does not attend school. Photo: UNICEF/Shehzad Noorani

Children seeking asylum in Europe are facing greater risks of deportation, detention, exploitation and deprivation a year after a…

17 Mar 2017 / Listen /
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