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UN and partners launch $4.4 billion regional appeal for more than five million Syrian refugees

12 December 2017 – A more than $4 billion appeal has been launched to support what one senior United Nations official called on Tuesday “a lost generation” of Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing conflict.


Conflicts, drought drive hunger despite strong global food supply – UN agriculture agency

07 December 2017 – Despite strong global food supply, localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency reported Thursday.


UN study uncovers horrors of sexual violence against Syrian refugee boys and men

06 December 2017 – A study carried out by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed disturbing details about a little-known side to the Syrian conflict: sexual violence against boys and men.


Donors make initial pledges of $857 million to fund UN refugee agency’s work in 2018

05 December 2017 – Donor governments on Tuesday pledged an initial $857 million to fund the United Nations refugee agency’s work to help some 67 million displaced or stateless people worldwide in 2018.