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Humanitarian Crises Worsen In War-Torn Yemen, Syria, U.N., Aid Agencies Warn

IRIN: U.N. calls for ‘humanitarian pause’ in Yemen as conditions in capital deteriorate
“Conditions for civilians in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a are ‘deteriorating by the hour’ after six days of violence, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Monday, as the United Nations called for a ‘humanitarian pause’ in the fighting…” (Slemrod, 12/4).

NPR: UNICEF Says Malnutrition In Parts Of Syria Reach Record Levels
“UNICEF’s Juliette Touma joins NPR’s Scott Simon to talk about alarming reports of malnutrition in Syria…” (12/2).

Yahoo News: Twelve miles from Damascus, rebel holdout faces humanitarian ‘catastrophe’
“Five hundred critically ill Syrian patients, including scores of young children, are trapped with dwindling access to medical supplies in a besieged rebel-held district northeast of Damascus in what some aid workers are calling a humanitarian catastrophe…” (Jindia, 12/4).

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