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YANGON (AFP): The United Nations called for "urgent measures to spare civilians" in Myanmar's conflict-wracked north-west on Sunday (June 28), saying fighting has intensified between the army and insurgents.
The Covid-19 pandemic means that millions of women in Africa and other developing regions could lose years of success in contributing to household incomes, asserting their independence and expanding financial inclusion.
YANGON, June 27 (Reuters): Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after a local administrator warned dozens of village leaders that the army planned "clearance operations” against insurgents, a lawmaker and a humanitarian group said.
(Reuters) - Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after a local administrator warned dozens of village leaders that the army planned “clearance operations” against insurgents, a lawmaker and a humanitarian group said.
SOME tech-savvy followers of K-pop music have emerged as increasingly active players in American politics, but in the birthplace of the genre, South Korean fans are wary that their favorite artists will be pulled into foreign partisan fights.
The singer will be honoured for her BeyGOOD initiative, which has been involved in various humanitarian causes.
KUALA LUMPUR: Asean must find an effective solution for the Rakhine state crisis as Malaysia can no longer accept refugees as its resources and capacity are already stretched, says Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Nearly 100 Rohingya asylum seekers stranded off the coast of Indonesia were pulled to shore by locals angered at the refusal of authorities to give them shelter over coronavirus fears.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria faces an unprecedented hunger crisis with over 9.3 million people lacking adequate food while the country's coronavirus outbreak, though apparently controlled for now, could still accelerate, U.N. aid agencies said on Friday.
DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of malnourished children in Yemen could rise to 2.4 million by the end of the year due to a big shortfall in humanitarian funding, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Friday.