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Dozens missing at sea: Red Cross warns more lives will be lost unless humanity is at the heart of migration response

Tripoli / Rome/ Budapest, 1 May 2016: Days after at least 84 people were reported missing in the...

Yemen: Floods and landslides compound suffering of communities

Sana'a/Beirut, 28 April 2016: Heavy rainfall has caused flash floods and landslides in several...

Syria: IFRC Secretary General praises commitment of volunteers

Damascus/Geneva, 21 April 2016 – IFRC Secretary General, Mr Elhadj As Sy, has praised the courage...


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