Since early April, nearly 100,000 Burundians have fled. As the situation remains tense and violence continues, aid agencies fear that the number of refugees may double over the next six months.
Palmyra had been sheltering thousands of people forcibly displaced from other parts of Syria for the past three years. UNHCR is sending more relief supplies to meet the rising needs.
The system provides an advance warning for downstream communities in the event of glacial lake outburst floods. One of the biggest glacial lakes was considered at high risk even before the earthquake.