Frightened Rohingya refugees have formed patrols to watch for fires at night in order to protect loved ones. They fear it is only a matter of time before another major blaze tears through their homes.
People in displacement camps in north-east Syria are being plunged into an even deeper critical situation as 46 COVID-19 cases have been reported across three camps, Save the Children said.
The situation may worsen in the coming months especially between June and August. The socio-economic impacts of Covid-19 have become wider and deeper particularly in developing countries.
With extreme poverty soaring for the first time in 20 years and increasing economic and gender inequality exacerbated by COVID-19, rich countries are failing the biggest test the aid system has seen.
Ground-launched weapons accounted for 10% of civilian casualties, whilst airstrikes accounted for 8%; 2019 was the worst year for civilian casualties in Afghanistan, with 4,630 deaths and injuries.
A full 28 months after the strain was last detected, the end of the outbreak shows what can be achieved with high-quality vaccination campaigns, on-the-ground leadership and sensitive surveillance measures.
La Soufrière volcano has been active since December 2020 with increased activity since last week. Health and potable water capacities of the island nation are stretched.
Almost 13 million people are facing a lack of food in Burkina Faso, nearly half of them are children. Violence has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, worsening the plight of children.
Some of those who have signed up for voluntary repatriation because of pressures and conditions in Dadaab have ended up in IDP camps in Somalia with fewer resources and greater insecurity.
The resurging violence has reportedly left 144 people dead and 230 injured. Agencies are trying to establish the exact number of newly displaced people within West Darfur, estimated to be thousands.