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August 6, 2021
[ad_1] The women were able to escape deadly attacks by Islamist militants that have triggered one of the world’s fastest-growing displacement crises. But their ordeal, they said, didn’t end there: In places of supposed refuge, local men demanded sex from them in exchange for humanitarian assistance. Eight displaced women living in Burkina Faso’s northern town...
[ad_1] Fatouma*, a 17-year-old asylum seeker from the Ivory Coast, carried her eight-month-old son in her arms when she left Libya to try to reach Europe on 16 May this year. A few hours later, the wooden boat they were travelling in with around 90 other people started to sink. Before setting out, Fatouma had...
[ad_1] Myanmar’s people have clearly and universally rejected the coup and the military junta. Will international governments, donors, and aid agencies do the same? Six months after the 1 February coup, my country is locked in a humanitarian and COVID-19 crisis.  The military junta has terrorised Myanmar, committing war crimes and crimes against humanity with...
[ad_1] In the stiflingly hot summer of Syria’s eleventh year of war, people across the country are facing fuel shortages and rising food prices, alongside an inflation rate that has been soaring for nearly two years. But the impact of this economic implosion isn’t hitting all Syrians equally. The World Food Programme (WFP) says a...
[ad_1] Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Protests and a presidential ‘coup’ in Tunisia Tunisia, the country whose uprising sparked the “Arab Spring” and has been hailed as the success story of that heady time, is in turmoil once again. On 25 July, after...
[ad_1] A climate of fear has spread across Bangladesh’s sprawling Rohingya camps as militant groups and criminal gangs compete for control, refugees and humanitarians warn. Community leaders and female Rohingya in particular are threatened and intimidated for being educated or outspoken about women’s rights – stretching conservative norms to a level of oppression.  Women report...
[ad_1] Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Aid suspensions in Ethiopia and a pull out in Cameroon The Norwegian Refugee Council and the Dutch section of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have had their operations suspended by the Ethiopian government, which accused the organisations of...
[ad_1] When 16-year-old Omer got a tattoo last year of a crown on his right hand, the Taliban – which considers tattoos un-Islamic – detained him for 18 days, beating him regularly. Now, every time Omer looks down, he is reminded of the life he crossed borders to leave behind.  Omer is one of the tens...
[ad_1] It’s always go-time at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri University Hospital, the epicentre of Lebanon’s COVID-19 response. But in the midst of Lebanon’s economic downfall, the removal of unofficial state subsidies for medicine and fuel are leaving doctors with impossible decisions. “We have two patients in the hospital who we haven’t been able to discharge because...
[ad_1] Editor’s note: Nine months after a ceasefire agreement ended 44 days of hostilities that killed more than 7,000 people – mostly young conscripts – tensions in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh are mounting. Armenian and Azerbaijani civilians fear another flare-up, despite the presence of Russian peacekeepers. In this two-part series, we explore life after...
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