Thursday 21 June 2018

UN declares emergency for Iraq humanitarian crisis

The United Nations has called its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. The move comes after hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes and tens of thousands have been trapped in a desert mountain


Iraqis in Bahrain agonise over mayhem back home

Iraqis in Bahrain have spoken of their distress at events unfolding back home, where militants have overrun large parts of the country, killed nearly 1,100 people and displaced hundreds of thousands in the past two weeks.  


More than 50 million displaced worldwide: UN

More than 50 million people were forcibly uprooted worldwide at the end of last year, the highest level since after World War Two, as people fled crises from Syria to South Sudan, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. Half are chi


Saudi to spend $1.6bn to house displaced

Saudi Arabia has allocated SR6 billion ($1.6 billion) to build 6,000 houses for citizens who were displaced from areas bordering Yemen after a two-month conflict with Yemeni Shi'ite rebels. The official SPA news agency said the money w

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