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El Nino phenomenon raises drought, famine concerns in Madagascar - UN

United Nations, Feb 2 (UNI) The effects of the El Nino climate pattern, combined with the climate crisis, are likely to lead to extreme weather events in Madagascar, causing a food crisis in the country, the United Nations warned on Friday.

"In recent years, Madagascar has been hit by unprecedented cyclones and experienced the most severe drought in four decades, causing widespread hunger and pushing thousands into near-famine conditions," the UN said in a statement.
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2 dead, 5 missing after boat collision in Hungary

19 May 2024 | 9:39 PM

Budapest, May 19 (UNI) Two people were killed, and five others went missing after two boats collided on a river near Hungarian capital Budapest, local police said Sunday.

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6 killed, 13 injured in accident in N Egypt

19 May 2024 | 9:35 PM

Cairo, May 19 (UNI) Six people were killed, and 13 others injured on Sunday when a bus ran over pedestrians on the Ring Road in Egypt's Shubra El-Kheima area of Qalyubia governorate, north of the capital Cairo, official media reported.

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UN ramps up efforts to tackle cholera in Somalia as death toll rises to 120

19 May 2024 | 9:32 PM

Mogadishu, May 19 (UNI) The United Nations humanitarian agency said on Sunday that it has stepped up its response to tackle the cholera outbreak in Somalia as the death toll has increased to 120 since January.

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Jordan conducts 3 airdrops of aid in southern Gaza

19 May 2024 | 9:30 PM

Amman, May 19 (UNI) The Jordan Armed Forces said Sunday that it conducted three airdrops of humanitarian and food aid over several locations in the southern Gaza Strip.

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Death toll rises to 31 in Israeli raids on central Gaza

19 May 2024 | 7:39 PM

Gaza, May 19 (UNI) At least 31 Palestinians were killed on Sunday in an Israeli airstrike in the central Gaza Strip while the Israeli army announced the killing of two of its soldiers in battles in the enclave.

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