Up to 65,000 Nigerians are on the move following a series of attacks by armed groups on Damasak town, in Borno State. Initial reports indicate that eight people were killed, and a dozen injured.
From January to March this year, 34,173 unaccompanied children were identified at the border between Mexico and the United States - an increase from 14,414 from October to December 2020.
According to local authorities, an estimated 21,000 people, mainly women and children, have been displaced since 28 March by clashes between Luba and Kuba ethnic groups in Kasai’s Bakwakenge locality.
In the first quarter, at least 70 incidents of armed violence – shelling, crossfire and airstrikes – resulted in injuries or deaths of civilians in Marib. In March alone, there were 40 casualties.
UNHCR’s operation in Costa Rica has received only 11 per cent of the US$32 million needed to help refugees meet their most basic needs and support the authorities to expedite processing of asylum claims.
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.
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.
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.