UNHCR and partners have begun assessments in refugee camps in Maban and surrounding communities. Emergency shelter, food, water, and sanitation are urgently needed.
UNHCR has been receiving hundreds of refugees crossing the border into Iraq from northeast Syria. More than 1,600 Syrians have been taken to Bardarash refugee camp.
Many refugees have struggled to communicate their needs which has often led to a top-down approach to humanitarian work that has negatively affected service delivery.
More than 45,000 people have been internally displaced from recent attacks in the North Central region of Burkina Faso, including some 30,000 children under 18.
The two main electricity lines supplying power to the station have been damaged in the fighting. UNICEF is responding to the severe shortages among the affected communities.
The “metering” policy introduced by the US and implemented by Mexico limits the number of asylum applications that can be made daily at ports of entry on the border between the two countries.
Serious concerns have been expressed in Bosnia at the forcible transfer of large numbers of migrants to an already overcrowded and dangerous accommodation centre.
The political paralysis and growing unrest has shut down schools, hospitals, transportation, businesses and other services, raising the prospect of an imminent humanitarian disaster.
There are currently no safe locations in Libya where refugees and migrants can find protection and assistance as the only UNHCR-managed facility cannot accommodate more vulnerable people.
In July, UNAMA documented the highest number of civilian casualties ever recorded in a single month since the organization began tracking such figures a decade ago.