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Iraq: UN refugee agency steps up humanitarian support for families returning to Mosul

11 August 2017 – The United Nations refugee agency has been stepping up its assistance for people, including thousands of returnees, in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which had until recently been the scene of a fierce battle for control between terrorist fighters and the Government forces.


Over 600,000 displaced Syrians returned home so far this year – UN agency

11 August 2017 – More than 600,000 displaced Syrians returned home in the first seven months of 2017, the United Nations migration agency and partners have found.


Iraq launches UN-supported action plan to save lives of mothers and newborns

10 August 2017 – Decades of conflict and under-investment have placed a huge strain on Iraq's healthcare system – with pregnant women and their babies paying for it with their lives, according to three United Nations agencies.


Investing in women key to sustainable peace in DR Congo and Nigeria – UN deputy chief

10 August 2017 – Investing in women and girls must be central to global efforts towards sustainable peace and development in both Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations deputy chief said today.


Over 500,000 children in Libya need aid; UNICEF urges political solution to years-long crisis

10 August 2017 – Ongoing conflict and the breakdown of the economy have left more than a half million children in need of humanitarian aid in Libya, according to the United Nations children's agency.


Smugglers throw hundreds of African migrants off boats headed to Yemen – UN

10 August 2017 – A total of 280 migrants have reportedly been forced from boats over the past two days by smugglers off the coast of Yemen – up to 70 feared dead, the United Nations migration agency has reported.


UN agency begins moving hunger-relief assistance to Nigeria's troubled north-east

10 August 2017 – The United Nations humanitarian agency fighting hunger has begun transporting food assistance to Nigeria's crisis-hit north-east, where people – displaced by Boko Haram violence and the fight against it – face the threat of famine.