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Some 430,000 people have been driven from their homes in Ukraine since the crisis in the country began, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on Friday.
"Fighting in the east, and the resulting breakdown of basic services, continues to drive more people from their homes," spokesman for the relief agency Adrian Edwards said at a press conference in UN headquarters in Geneva.
"The number of internally displaced has increased by 170,000 since the start of September," Edwards warned.
Edwards said the agency will help the most vulnerable displaced people cope with expected harsh winter conditions.
"The need for humanitarian aid is rising, particularly around the cities of Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kyiv, and in the Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzia regions," he said.
"As of the end of September, more than 6,600 Ukrainians had requested asylum in European Union countries, compared with 903 applications during the whole of 2013," the agency said in a statement.
Poland has received 1,632 Ukrainian asylum seekers, followed by Sweden with 841 and Belarus with 581, the agency said.
Trump told The Times and Bild newspapers that Brexit would be a "great thing", and on a trade deal said he would "work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly."
Barred from traveling abroad since 2015, Raed Salah faces fresh travel ban in light of impending release from prison
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday he was sure that Britain and the US could conclude a free trade deal that was in their mutual interests after President-elect Donald Trump said he was keen for one.
Iraqi authorities typically blame such attacks on embattled ISIL extremist group
Irish nationalist party refuses to nominate leader to local parliament, forcing new elections to power-sharing body
Prevalence of slain militants’ bodies in areas recently captured from ISIL raises fears of possible spread of disease
Intervention comes after diplomatic spat over slogan-covered Serbian train which tried to enter Kosovo
An AMISOM truck rammed into a civilian minibus on outskirts of Mogadishu
Israel has also rearrested journalist Mohamed al-Qeeq, who waged 94-day hunger strike in 2015
A professor of veterinary medicine and a teenager among casualties
Kenyans will go to the polls on August 8 in what is set to be a hard-fought general election decided in large part by the core support of candidates' ethnic constituencies.
The blast happened at 5:25 am (0425 GMT) at a mosque in the staff quarters area of the University of Maiduguri and is thought to have been carried out by a teenage girl.
EU's Federica Mogheini has vowed to stand by the Iranian accord and has slammed Donald Trump regarding his comments of the deal
Hundreds of Serbs protested today in Northern Mitrovica for the Belgrade train that was stopped from entering Kosovo.
CIA Director John Brennan had some sharp criticism and warnings overnight for Donald Trump, saying the incoming president doesn’t have a “full understanding” of Russia’s power and threat to the world.
In 2013, the Syrian military used chemical weapons in an attack against rebel-controlled areas of Damascus, killing nearly 1,500 civilians, including more than 400 children.