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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...