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In today's roundup: Iran to start testing coronavirus vaccine on humans, strained Iraqi doctors pushed over the edge battling virus and world donors raise funds for Syrians.

The UN is looking to raise $10 billion this year to assist war-affected people inside and outside Syria, in a crunch conference in Brussels.

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Giorgio Cafiero

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Comment: Recent geopolitical and on-the-ground developments have ignited concerns over the prospect of an Egyptian-Turkish military confrontation in Libya, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

Donors pledge $130 million to UNRWA for Covid-19 relief

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Donors pledge $130 million to UNRWA for Covid-19 relief

UNRWA announced that its emergency coronavirus appeal for Palestinian refugees.

Qatar Charity donates $1.5 million to UNRWA

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Qatar Charity donates $1.5 million to UNRWA

The contribution will assist UNWRA in the coastal enclave, whose work is conducted by 13,000 staff, most of whom are Palestinian refugees ...

Jordan seeks $6.6 bn for Syria crisis

Jordan, which shares a border with Syria, has often complained of shrinking international aid.

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Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

The Greek government has announced that it will extend a coronavirus lockdown in its heavily overcrowded refugee camps as activists and ...

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Refugees face a 'pandemic of poverty’, UN warns

Refugees are facing Covid-19 challenges that have triggered poverty, UN's Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on World ...

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Syrian refugees urge UN to solve crisis

On World Refugee Day, Syrians have urged the United Nations to resolve their country's crisis and facilitate a safe return ...

Greece slashes essential migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

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Greece slashes essential migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

Dozens of groups helping refugees in Greece risk being edged out by new government measures.

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Coronavirus emptied detention centres, they should remain closed forever

Comment: The Tories' hostile environment was suspended just long enough to prove another world is possible. Now though, it's back to business, ...

Saudi-led coalition denies targeting civilians in Yemen raid

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Saudi-led coalition denies targeting civilians in Yemen raid

The coalition rejected the allegation that civilians, including children, were killed insisting that it targeted armed Houthi combatants.

Syria's Assad must compromise or face sanctions, US warns

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Syria's Assad must compromise or face sanctions, US warns

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad must come to a political compromise or face further sanctions, the US warned on Tuesday, suggesting the ...

Thousands of refugees leave social housing under Greek law

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Thousands of refugees leave social housing under Greek law

Many refugees in Greece face homelessness as evictions mean they're desperate for accommodation.

More than 94,000 Yemenis displaced since January, UN says

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More than 94,000 Yemenis displaced since January, UN says

Around 5,200 people have been able to return to their places of origin since January, the UNHCR said.

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Idlib clashes threaten coronavirus outbreak in northern Syria

Clashes and airstrikes have erupted in Idlib province, following a brief calm.

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Migrant rescue boats return to Mediterranean seas after hiatus

Two charity boats have headed back to the Mediterranean after a two-month hiatus in migrant rescue operations.

Nicholas Frakes

'Enough is enough': The fraught return of Lebanon's revolution

Lebanon's economic crisis has seen salaries slashed, the value of the lira plummet and the price of goods drastically inflate.

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Afghans blame Iranian police after refugees killed in fire

Afghanistan has condemned Iranian police after refugees were killed when a car was shot and engulfed in flames.

Yemen donor summit fails to raise required $2.4bn

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Yemen donor summit fails to raise required $2.4bn

A donor summit aiming to raise $2.41 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen has only gathered half of the amount, with key player UAE donating no ...

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Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

Yemen's 'hidden' migrant population has become even more vulnerable as the coronavirus crisis hits the war-torn nation.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: First Covid-19 death reported in Bangladesh's refugee camps, Saudi Arabia's mosques reopen and Yemen's influx of ...

Thousands face homelessness in Greek <em>refugee</em> relocation push

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Thousands face homelessness in Greek refugee relocation push

Thousands of recognised refugees are set to lose their homes in Greece this week.

UN forced to cut Yemen aid despite coronavirus pandemic

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UN forced to cut Yemen aid despite coronavirus pandemic

Yemenis need aid now more than ever as the coronavirus rips through the country.

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