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Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu brace for coronavirus crisis amid challenging circumstances of camp life
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Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu brace for coronavirus crisis amid challenging circumstances of camp life

Having survived a civil war, Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu camps say they are prepared to battle coronavirus crisis: "Covid is only a new dimension to our suffering. We will not allow it to defeat us.”

11 million North Korean need food, children are stunted due to 'chronic undernutrition', says UN report
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11 million North Korean need food, children are stunted due to 'chronic undernutrition', says UN report

An estimated 11 million people in North Korea — over 43 percent of the population — are undernourished and "chronic food insecurity and malnutrition is widespread", according to a UN report issued on Wednesday.

Venezuela: Two killed as Maduro loyalists block aid convoy with tear gas, bullets; Guaido says president doesn't care for citizens
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Venezuela: Two killed as Maduro loyalists block aid convoy with tear gas, bullets; Guaido says president doesn't care for citizens

In the Venezuela border towns of San Antonio and Urena, troops fired rubber rounds at opposition supporters, including lawmakers, who walked toward the frontier waving Venezuelan flags and chanting “freedom”.

US military planes land in Colombian town near Venezuela border with 180 tons of humanitarian aid
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US military planes land in Colombian town near Venezuela border with 180 tons of humanitarian aid

That border city, swollen by a flood of migrants from Venezuela, is a collection point for aid that's supposed to be distributed by supporters of Juan Guaido.

Venezuela: Juan Guaido says humanitarian aid to arrive on 23 Feb; sets stage for showdown with Maduro, who has blocked US supplies
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Venezuela: Juan Guaido says humanitarian aid to arrive on 23 Feb; sets stage for showdown with Maduro, who has blocked US supplies

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido told a huge rally of supporters that humanitarian aid will enter the country on 23 February, setting the stage for a showdown with President Nicolas Maduro, who has refused to let supplies in.

Dozens injured by Israeli fire and tear gas on Gaza strip: Morocco sends humanitarian aid to Palestine
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Dozens injured by Israeli fire and tear gas on Gaza strip: Morocco sends humanitarian aid to Palestine

After dozens of demonstrators from Palestine were injured by Israeli fire, Morocco has sent humanitarian aid and medical teams to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including equipment for a field hospital.

Afghanistan's ordeal: Will terror-hit country realise its economic potential or fall prey again to geo-political machinations?
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Afghanistan's ordeal: Will terror-hit country realise its economic potential or fall prey again to geo-political machinations?

Afghanistan was a major topic of discussion at the recently-concluded Raisina Dialogue 2018 in New Delhi. And rightfully so.

Syrian refugee camps in Jordan draw Asian tourists looking for selfies, adoptions
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Syrian refugee camps in Jordan draw Asian tourists looking for selfies, adoptions

'Dark tourism' -- driven mainly by Asians -- is on the upswing at Syrian refugee camps along the Jordan border

US set to slash refugee intake to historic low of 45,000, draws criticism from human rights groups
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US set to slash refugee intake to historic low of 45,000, draws criticism from human rights groups

The United States has announced to curtail the number of refugee it would accept in 2018 to 45,000, half of the cap in 2016

Russia accuses EU of using aid to Syria as political tool to build pressure on Syrian govt
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Russia accuses EU of using aid to Syria as political tool to build pressure on Syrian govt

Russia has clashed with European Union over Syria, accusing the bloc of politicising aid by linking reconstruction funds to political transition

Myanmar mob attacks aid shipment bound for Rohingya area; police fires shots to disperse crowd
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Myanmar mob attacks aid shipment bound for Rohingya area; police fires shots to disperse crowd

Police in western Myanmar fired warning shots after a Buddhist mob tried to block humanitarian aid headed to an area where ethnic Rohingya Muslims were driven from their homes, police have said.

Assam floods: Death toll reaches 33, over 12.55 lakh people affected across 20 districts
India

Assam floods: Death toll reaches 33, over 12.55 lakh people affected across 20 districts

The flood situation in Assam turned critical with seven people losing their lives in a day on Monday, affecting over 12.55 lakh people across 20 districts in the state.

Gaza's electricity supply reduced to two hours a day, Israel claims Palestine unable to foot bill
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Gaza's electricity supply reduced to two hours a day, Israel claims Palestine unable to foot bill

Israel on Monday began reducing electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip, despite warnings the move could increase suffering and tensions in the Palestinian enclave.

Somalia humanitarian crisis: Red Cross seeks $92 mn as aid to tackle unfolding situation
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Somalia humanitarian crisis: Red Cross seeks $92 mn as aid to tackle unfolding situation

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday appealed for $92 million to alleviate the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Somalia.

Syrian ceasefire holds but relief convoys to Aleppo stuck at Turkish border
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Syrian ceasefire holds but relief convoys to Aleppo stuck at Turkish border

Aleppo, Syria's second city, is a particular focus after weeks of heavy fighting. The eastern neighbourhoods where some 250,000 people live have been under government siege for most of the past two months.

Russia declares daily three-hour ceasefire in Aleppo to allow humanitarian aid
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Russia declares daily three-hour ceasefire in Aleppo to allow humanitarian aid

Russia's defence ministry has said it would hold fire around Syria's ravaged city of Aleppo for three hours each day to allow humanitarian aid in, an initiative the UN said is insufficient to meet the city's needs.

UK, France urge UN to air drop humanitarian aid in civil war ravaged Syria
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UK, France urge UN to air drop humanitarian aid in civil war ravaged Syria

Britain and France urged the UN to begin humanitarian air drops to Syria's besieged areas including a rebel-held town near Damascus.

Ecuador earthquake: Chinese government sends $9.5 million worth of humanitarian aid
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Ecuador earthquake: Chinese government sends $9.5 million worth of humanitarian aid

The Chinese has government delivered 60 million yuan (about $9.5 million) worth of humanitarian aid materials to the victims of the deadly April 16 earthquake in Ecuador.

Overnight rain, fresh tremors plague Kathmandu as agencies ramp up relief work
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Overnight rain, fresh tremors plague Kathmandu as agencies ramp up relief work

With much of Kathmandu lying in ruins, tens of thousands of residents spent the night slept out on the streets, in makeshift tents fashioned from plastic sheeting that did little to protect them from heavy overnight rains.