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offering little or no hope

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providing no shelter or sustenance

unpleasantly cold and damp

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Ms Mordaunt said: "While 2017 was a year of harrowing humanitarian crises, the truth is 2018 could be even bleaker. This year, through UK aid and further public donations, we helped avert famines in Nigeria and Somalia, gave emergency help to the survivors of the Caribbean hurricanes, and provided a vital lifeline to people suffering from conflict in Syria and Yemen."
But she warned: "While 2017 was a year of harrowing humanitarian crises, the truth is 2018 could be even bleaker." The UN estimates next year around 136 million people in 25 countries will need humanitarian assistance.
But she must have been longing for the drenching she got in her home town of Polesford, Derbyshire, in the first episode, because three weeks in - on her patch in Manchester - things really couldn't be much bleaker.
It is bleaker than you could think possible, due to the fact these are people are as real as you or I, entrapped in a society which strips them of basic human dignity.
Stevens arrives at Bleaker Island, a small world of rock, sea and sky, and promptly puts on an extra pair of socks.
In Middlesbrough, the picture was bleaker, with comparative growth rates dropping from 1.5% to 1.1% in Q4.
Sometimes the plainest truths are nestled in the most outlandish absurdities, and so it proves in "Preggoland." An amusing, extravagantly implausible farce that nonetheless makes a pointed argument about the perceived marginalization of childless women in modern society, helmer Jacob Tierney's film shoots for the distaff appeal of "Bridesmaids," albeit with a bleaker undertow and dimmer production values.
'is week opens with the horrible scene of a young woman being buried alive and from that low point it gets steadily bleaker as Banks (Stephen Tomkinson, pictured) su ers a personal tragedy.
The picture is even bleaker for young Spaniards; 52 percent of under 25s are currently out of work.
The outlook on Wood and Eastmond is bleaker, however, with their respective ankle and shoulder injuries requiring further specialist assessment.
Painting a bleaker picture, the IEA's prediction said that demand for oil will possibly continue to be low next year with indications that Russia and other states will decrease their fuel consumption.
workers, with their report used by the Bank of Figures from the TUC paint an even bleaker picture for publicsector workers, suggesting they are PS50 a month worse off than in 2008.
College-educated minorities have a bleaker outlook on their job prospects than college-educated Whites, a new poll has found.
The former Town boss believes the prospects for Premier League bosses are bleaker than anywhere else in the world after Tim Sherwood became the second top-flight chief to lose his job this week (see story below).