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Catastrophic water shortages for 500,000 in Mosul

Catastrophic water shortages for 500,000 in Mosul

Up to 500,000 civilians in Mosul are facing a “catastrophic” drinking water shortage, the UN warned, as Iraqi forces advance against the Islamic State group in the city. Already suffering from a severe lack of food and electricity, civilians in Iraq’s second city are now also running out of drinkable water, said Lise Grande, UN […]

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
UN says 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in months

UN says 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in months

Fourteen million people in northeast Nigeria urgently need humanitarian assistance and 75,000 children risk dying in “a few months”, the United Nations warned Tuesday. Boko Haram jihadists have laid waste to the country’s northeast since taking up arms against the government in 2009, displacing millions. UN humanitarian coordinator Peter Lundberg said the crisis was unfolding […]

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Iran ships ‘turn back’ from Yemen as fighting rages

Iran ships ‘turn back’ from Yemen as fighting rages

Apr 24, – The conflict has sent tensions soaring between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, which backs the Huthi rebels, raising fears Yemen could become a new front in a proxy war between Middle East powers. An Iranian ship convoy suspected of carrying weapons for Shiite rebels in Yemen has turned back, US officials […]

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