Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries, a report by 28 NGOs has found, warning that long-term efforts are still needed by the international community and host governments.
In some areas of Borno state in Nigeria, the rate of acute malnutrition in children under five is over 50 per cent, similar to what was seen during the 2011 crisis in Somalia when the scale and severity of hunger led to a declaration of famine.
Approximately 100,000 Palestinians remain displaced this winter, living in dire conditions. With severe restrictions on movement, most of the 1.8 million residents are trapped in the coastal enclave, with no hope for the future.
Up to 3.59 million people are projected to have fled the conflict by the end of this year. To date, the international community has pledged to resettle less than 2 per cent of this number over an unclear time frame.
Two days ahead of the scheduled peace talks, a coalition of leading global aid agencies responding to the Syria crisis calls on all parties to the conflict to double their efforts to reach a negotiated settlement.
À chaque crise alimentaire, de nombreuses personnes se replient sur Niamey, la capitale. Les déplacés saisonniers ou permanents s’installent dans la ville et ses environs à la recherche de quelques moyens de subsistance.
Situation still dire as malnutrition and death rates remain high
Nairobi, 13th of April, 2012: Forecasts for insufficient rains in Somalia threaten to reverse gains
made since last year’s famine, and prolong the dire food crisis which continues to cripple the
country, a coalition of 17 aid...