The UN is “desperate” for funds in Yemen and will be forced to shutter 22 aid programs within the next two months if a cash shortage is not resolved. Earlier this year, at a UN conference, countries pledged $2.6 billion but so far less than half that amount has been received.
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A young child looks anxiously at the camera as his mum takes him to a clinic to be checked for diphtheria in the Kutupalong camp for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, January 2018. Two years have passed since more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees arrived in Bangladesh, after fleeing violence by the Myanmar military, which the UN said bears the “hallmarks of a genocide”.
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