Category: PEOPLE IN CRISIS

Famine Threat: 7-10 million at risk in Yemen – report – RT

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Russia and Turkey Bombing Syria

Moscow (AFP) – Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement spelling out mechanisms to “coordinate” their air forces in Syria when conducting strikes “on terrorist targets”, the Russian defence ministry said Thursday. Delegations from the two countries, which last month brokered a ceasefire in war-torn Syria, met in Moscow Thursday for consultations on cooperating while […]

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40.8 million people around the world on the run in their own countries – CNN.com

(CNN)Yagana, 18, fled her village when Boko Haram attacked.With her husband killed in the ensuing violence, she now lives with her baby in one of Nigeria’s ‘widow’s houses’.She’s one of more than 40.8 million people around the world on the run in their own countries, according to recent figures by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, […]

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Displaced: faces of some of the world’s 63 million people fleeing disaster | The Guardian

Civil war. Climate change. Starvation. Natural disaster. Terrorism. The causes are many, the results are grimly familiar for tens of millions of people displaced from their homes around the world and forced to find shelter and food often thousands of miles away, in unfamiliar, sometimes unwelcoming regions. Such is the prospect faced by communities around […]

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Venezuela military trafficking food as country goes hungry – AP

PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela (AP) — When hunger drew tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets in protest last summer, President Nicolas Maduro turned to the military to manage the country’s diminished food supply, putting generals in charge of everything from butter to rice. But instead of fighting hunger, the military is making money from […]

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