Cologne. After seven years, the unabated violence of the Syrian civil war continues to cause monumental suffering for millions of civilians in the Middle East.
Mega camp at risk from flooding and landslides in the upcoming monsoon season
Cologne/ Cox’s Bazar. Malteser International believes that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh may remain in the country for many years to come. “They have faced serious human rights violations. Their villages have been razed and burned down. Almost every refugee in the camp has lost a relative,” says Cordula Wasser, Asia Team Leader at Malteser International. The massive mega camp will also be at risk from flooding and mudslides when the monsoon season comes.
Second round of peace talks to end civil war begins
Cologne/Manila. Malteser International is preparing to respond to the needs of people who have fled their homes in fear of a volcanic eruption from Mount Mayon in the province of Albay, Philippines. More than 25,000 people have been evacuated from areas within eight kilometers of Mayon Volcano after a directive from the national civil defense authority.
Cologne/Idlib. The civil war in of Syria seemed to be in its final stages after the recapture of Aleppo by regime forces, but civilians are still suffering staggering violence as fighting intensifies in other embattled areas.
The violence between armed groups and government forces since 2014 has resulted in over 3 million IDPs across Iraq and left more than 8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. While most acute humanitarian needs in 2018 are concentrated in the governorates of Ninewa, Kirkuk, and Anbar, a large number of IDPs, refugees and vulnerable host community in Kurdistan-Iraq remains dependent on various forms of assistance.