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  1. ‘Grim reality’ of war’s deadly toll on civilians laid bare in Security Council

    - UN News

    Conflict continues to inflict “widespread civilian death and injury” a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday, outlining the “grim reality” for those caught up in the crossfire of war.

  2. UNHCR chief urges support for Bangladesh to save Rohingya lives, ‘build hope’

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    Wrapping up a five-day mission to Bangladesh, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees appealed on Wednesday for sustained and predictable support for Rohingya refugees and their host communities.

  3. UN migration agency and EU step up aid for 325,000 Yemenis in need

    - UN News

    The UN migration agency IOM and the European Union’s Humanitarian Aid wing (ECHO), said on Monday that they are scaling up their efforts to respond to the needs of more than 325,000 displaced by the conflict in Yemen, including migrants and the communities that host them.

  4. 17 Rohingya feared dead amid storm off Myanmar coast: UNHCR

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    The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has said it is shocked and saddened by reports that more than a dozen Rohingya – including children – have perished at sea off the coast of Myanmar over the weekend.

  5. UNHCR: Record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide

    - UN News

    The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) informed on Sunday.

  6. Syria: ‘Largest-ever number’ in need, warns UN relief chief

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    With a scorching summer fast approaching, food prices rising and access to water and electricity limited in many parts of Syria, donors must make good on $4.3 billion in humanitarian pledges committed at last week’s Brussels funding conference, the UN’s senior humanitarian official told the Security Council on Friday.

  7. 18 million in Africa’s Sahel on ‘the brink of starvation’

    - UN News

    As 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region teeter on the edge of severe hunger over the next three months, the UN released on Friday an additional $30 million from its emergency humanitarian fund, to boost the humanitarian response across four countries.

  8. Food insecurity threatens societies, exacerbates conflicts and ‘no country is immune’

    - UN News

    “When war is waged, people go hungry,” Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday during a debate on conflict and food security chaired by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

  9. Demand for lifesaving aid up 10 per cent this year: UN relief chief

    - UN News

    The number of people in need has risen by around 10 per cent this year so far, the UN’s humanitarian affairs chief said on Thursday.

  10. Syrian refugees in Iraq, risk losing access to basic food supplies

    - UN News

    Syrian families living in refugee camps in Iraq are facing new and alarming levels of food insecurity, according to figures released by the World Food Programme (WFP) and UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Tuesday.

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