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Yemen flooding escalates spread of cholera

Yemen flooding escalates spread of cholera

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and humanitarian partners are concerned that the flooding may exacerbate the risks and spread of diseases, including cholera. More than 364,000 suspected cases of cholera and 639 deaths have been reported across Yemen since the beginning of the year by WHO – nearing the total for all of 2018.

UNHCR increases aid in north-east Syria

UNHCR increases aid in north-east Syria

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Liz Throssell – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

CYCLONE IDAI EMERGENCY UPDATE – MOZAMBIQUE-ZIMBABWE-MALAWI

CYCLONE IDAI EMERGENCY UPDATE – MOZAMBIQUE-ZIMBABWE-MALAWI

Over five months after Cyclone Idai brought widespread devastation across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, and two months since the impact of Cyclone Kenneth on northern Mozambique, UNHCR and partners are still responding on the ground to support the affected...

Hundreds of thousands in harm’s way in northern Syria

Hundreds of thousands in harm’s way in northern Syria

The escalation of conflict in northern Syria risks causing more human suffering and adding new displacement to what is already the largest displacement crisis in the world. Tens of thousands of civilians are on the move to escape the fighting and seek safety. UNHCR,...

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