A temporary, 48-hour ceasefire for Syria's Aleppo City was announced late yesterday and officially began at midnight last night. As of this morning, Mercy Corps have observed a significant decrease in violence, although there have been minor infringements. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.
Ten-fold increase in airstrikes closes last road into Aleppo City
Imagine traveling thousands of miles through unfamiliar, tense and frightening conditions with only the belongings you’re able to carry. You journey by sea, then by foot, for days at a time without food, water or much money.
You must keep moving and each new day brings with it new surroundings, new languages and new uncertainty about where to find the basics — a meal, a bed, a bathroom — let alone directions to your next destination.
To make matters worse, you don’t know where many of your loved ones are, or even if they’re OK.
(Goma, RDC, 07 juin 2016) - Préoccupées par la forte dégradation du contexte sécuritaire et une regrettable montée des violences contre les travailleurs humanitaires, les organisations humanitaires opérant au Nord-Kivu expriment leur vive inquiétude et leur frustration face à cette insécurité croissante qui affecte autant les populations vulnérables que les humanitaires.
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Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. The agency pursues its mission through emergency relief services, sustainable community development, civil society and economic development initiatives. Mercy Corps has been present in the Middle East since the 1980s and works in Yemen, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq.