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UN-backed campaign to help vaccinate millions of children against measles in north-east Nigeria

12 January 2017 – A United Nations-supported mass vaccination campaign is set to start tomorrow to protect more than 4.7 million children against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria.

Three years into conflict, humanitarian needs in South Sudan continue to rise – UN relief wing

22 December 2016 – Since fighting first erupted in South Sudan three years back, tens of thousands have died, food insecurity and acute malnutrition are at unprecedented levels, and more than three million have been driven from their homes, the United Nations humanitarian arm has reported.

Malnutrition among children in Yemen at ‘all-time high,’ warns UNICEF

12 December 2016 – With Yemen’s health system near collapse, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that nearly 2.2 million children are acutely malnourished and require urgent care, while at least 462,000 are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) – a near 200 per cent increase since 2014.