More than 120,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar violence, UN says

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750,000 still living under Islamic State rule in Iraq’s Mosul, UN says

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BAGHDAD,— The U.N. and several aid organizations said Tuesday that an estimated 750,000 civilians are still living under Islamic State rule in the western part of Mosul, the next target of a U.S.-backed Iraqi offensive launched three months ago. Lise Grande, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said the cost of food and basic goods […]

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Iraq’s battle for Mosul has made over 148,000 homeless, UN says

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ERBIL,— The United Nations says the massive Iraqi military operation to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group has made more than 148,000 people homeless. The U.N. said in a statement released on Monday night that nearly 12,500 people were forced to flee their homes just over the past week. The statement […]

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Syria Kurds block civilians fleeing near Aleppo, UN says

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GENEVA,— Civilians fleeing an Islamic State offensive in northwestern Syria have been prevented by Syrian Kurdish authorities from entering areas under their control in response to rebel shelling of a Kurdish-held area of Aleppo, the United Nations said. The civilians have been fleeing fighting between Syrian rebels and the Islamic State group that advanced into […]

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Poverty in Iraqi Kurdistan has doubled, UN says

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NEW YORK,— The numbers are shocking. In less than one year, the poverty rate in the Iraqi Kurdistan region more than doubled, increasing from 3.8 percent to 8.1 percent. This is one of the findings of an internal UN report, “Strategic Assessment Mission to Iraq”, which Rudaw was able to obtain an exclusive of. “The […]

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