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Mali’s military intervention could create 700 000 refugees

Mali’s military intervention could create 700 000 refugees

 Over 700 000 people could be displaced if military intervention goes ahead next year in northern Mali, the UN humanitarian news service IRIN reports, citing preliminary estimates by humanitarian agencies. IRIN said this will include some 300 000 IDPs (internally displaced people) and 407 000 refugees. Over 240 000 people have been displaced by insecurity […]

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DR Congo: 600 schools looted or damaged by conflict, 240 000 students miss weeks of class

DR Congo: 600 schools looted or damaged by conflict, 240 000 students miss weeks of class

Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been dealt another huge blow. Recent clashes in the North Kivu province has more than doubled the total number of schools affected by conflict this year to over 600, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) reports, painting a bleak picture of the state of education […]

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Poverty persists in rural Senegal

Poverty persists in rural Senegal

Poverty is widespread in the rural areas of Senegal (57.3%) than in other urban areas (41.3%) and Dakar (26.1%), according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). UNDP Senegal chief Fatou B Djibo says this is due to, among others, the reduction of agricultural productivity, lack of employment opportunities in rural areas, poor and vulnerable […]

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