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Iraq: UN mission warns of increasing risks for civilians in besieged Fallujah

12 April 2016 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said it is receiving reports that humanitarian conditions are worsening and human suffering is increasing in the city of Fallujah, which has been under control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) for more than two years.


Airdrops in Syria continue as UN mediator meets with Iranian official in Tehran

12 April 2016 – During a visit to Tehran, the United Nations mediator on the crisis in Syria underlined the importance of consulting with Iran's authorities because they “have an influence” and useful advice, while UN humanitarian agencies provided their latest updates in Geneva.


Desert Locust outbreak in Yemen leaves surrounding countries potentially at risk

12 April 2016 – The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential threat to crops in the region, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today.