Addressing the dire needs of displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh

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Sheuli Akter

Since October 2016, an estimated 74,000 Rohingya people from Myanmar have arrived in Cox’s Bazar District, some 292 km southeast of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.

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The Smuggling Game: Playing with life and death to reach Europe

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Lin Taylor and Valeria Cardi

In the dead of night, as wild animals howled nearby, Syrian migrant Aras Mahmoud clung to his children as they slept on damp grass in the Bulgarian mountains en route to Serbia, praying that his family would live another day.

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Help urgently needed for South Sudanese refugees

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Male Daniel

The Government of Uganda and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi appealed over the week to the international community for urgent and massive support for the thousands of South Sudan refugees who continue to arrive in Uganda every day, fleeing brutal conflict, compounded by the limited availability of food.

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South Sudan refugee crisis escalates: Uganda and region in urgent need of assistance

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Male Daniel

Eight months after fresh violence erupted in South Sudan, a famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

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South Sudan refugees pass 1.5 million

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Male Daniel

The United Nation High Commission for Refugees stated that South Sudan has become Africa’s largest refugee crisis “With no solution in sight, refugee numbers from South Sudan crossing the 1.5 million mark.”

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With crises set to worsen, what are aid groups’ priorities for 2017?

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Umberto Bacchi

After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises.

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