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2019: The year in humanitarian news

Aid workers offload maize meal for victims of Cyclone Idai in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, 24 March 2019.
Aid workers offload maize meal for victims of Cyclone Idai in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, 24 March 2019. (Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters)

From cyclones to political upheaval, epidemics to drought, tens of millions of people were left in need in 2019. Here's a month-by-month look at the events and trends that made the headlines.

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