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Ethiopia: UN fears conflict could take sectarian turn as government, rebel camps fight it out
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Ethiopia: UN fears conflict could take sectarian turn as government, rebel camps fight it out

Thousands of people have been killed, two million displaced and hundreds of thousands driven into famine-like conditions since the conflict erupted in November 2020

UN aid chief urges G20 leaders to prevent mass starving in Afghanistan
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UN aid chief urges G20 leaders to prevent mass starving in Afghanistan

UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths said that the needs in Afghanistan are skyrocketing with half the population risks not having enough food with Winter setting in

Donors pledge over $1.2 billion to help Afghanistan as it inches towards famine, economic collapse
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Donors pledge over $1.2 billion to help Afghanistan as it inches towards famine, economic collapse

The UN has urged donors to turn pledges into cash contributions as fast as possible

Saudi-led coalition announces ceasefire in five-year Yemen war; move aimed, in part, to avoid potential coronavirus outbreak
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Saudi-led coalition announces ceasefire in five-year Yemen war; move aimed, in part, to avoid potential coronavirus outbreak

The ceasefire will go into effect at midday on Thursday for two weeks and is open to extension

128 Houthi prisoners detained in Saudi Arabia released, flown to Yemen’s Sanna in efforts to end five-year conflict
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128 Houthi prisoners detained in Saudi Arabia released, flown to Yemen’s Sanna in efforts to end five-year conflict

Prisoners arrived on three ICRC planes and were met inside the airport by rebel commanders and some family members

UAE ready to support efforts for complete rebel withdrawal from Hodeida after offensive on vital Yemen port
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UAE ready to support efforts for complete rebel withdrawal from Hodeida after offensive on vital Yemen port

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), whose troops have played a major role in a Yemeni government offensive against the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, said on Saturday that it was ready to support diplomatic efforts to secure a rebel withdrawal.

Over 30,000 civilians flee Yemen's Hodeida as clashes between Saudi-led coalition, Houthi rebels intensify
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Over 30,000 civilians flee Yemen's Hodeida as clashes between Saudi-led coalition, Houthi rebels intensify

Many civilians have fled from rebel-held Hodeida in Yemen as clashes between the Saudi-led coalition army and Houthi rebels intensified