Many IDPs lack basic shelter and are sleeping under open skies. They are in urgent need of shelter, water, as well as access to health and proper sanitation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The intercommunal clashes, which started on 15 January in West Darfur and spread to South Darfur, have killed 250 people – including three humanitarian workers – and displaced more than 100,000.
The recent rise in violence among the camp population jeopardizes the ability for the humanitarian partners to continue to safely deliver critical humanitarian assistance to residents.
Even looking beyond the pandemic, life in the camps shows no signs of improving, with efforts to relocate some refugees to address the overcrowding to Bhasan Char, an island, adding to the uneasiness.
After a fire destroyed the temporary emergency camp in northwest Bosnia on December 23, 2020, hundreds are housed in tents that do not meet basic humane housing conditions, it said.
At least 41,200 people have been affected by a heavy storm that caused extreme flooding in northern Idlib and western Aleppo. Most of those hit have already faced years of displacement due to conflict.
While UNHCR regained access to Adi Harush and Mai Aini camps, it has not yet had any access to Shimelba and Hitsats. The Eritrean refugees in those camps have been without any aid for many weeks.
With displacement increasing daily, the lack of food, water, sanitation, shelter, health, protection and education is exacerbating an already dire situation – set to be compounded by the rainy season.
After the “annus horribilis” that was 2020, everyone at ReliefWeb would like to wish all our users a brighter, healthier and happier 2021!
Last year was notably positive in one aspect, however: our user numbers topped a record-breaking 15 million! The 2019 figure of 10.8 million was in itself a record, so every COVID-19 cloud has a silver lining indeed.
On another positive note, this year marks our...