Violence escalated in the border area of Gaza at the end of March, resulting in dozens of deaths and thousands of wounded, many by live ammunition.
Hospitals, overwhelmed by a series of influxes of injured people, reached the limit of their capacity.
Medical staff soon faced uneasy dilemmas: either discharge patients early or have no space to receive new ones. The burden that hospitals could not handle fell on the shoulders of the families, adding emotional, financial and logistical stress to already difficult lives.
About 270,000 Syrians have fled violence in Deraa, leaving tens of thousands stuck on the border with Jordan.
Hundreds of people in Jordan have flocked to the border with Syria for a second consecutive day to deliver aid to some of the 270,000 refugees who have fled ongoing violence in Syria's Deraa province.
Five suicide bombers blow themselves up during army raids on two Syrian refugee near Syria border.
A young girl was killed and seven Lebanese soldiers were wounded on Friday when army raids on two refugee camps near the village of Arsal at the Lebanese-Syrian border were targeted by a group of suicide bombers.
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By Marco Gualazzini
In eastern DRC, an outpost of hope provides medical, psychological and social help to marginalised victims.
North and South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - During the "Second Congo War", which began in 1998 in eastern DRC, sexual violence was used systematically as a weapon of war.
Murle bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia's Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children.
More than 1,000 gunmen from South Sudan have killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in neighbouring Ethiopia, according to a government official.
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No one knows how many civilians have been killed by landmines or how many have been planted and where.
Lisichansk, Ukraine - What Konstantine Zarubin and his childhood friend Edek didn't realise that summer evening two years ago, was that the quarry in their hometown they were about to climb through had just been littered with landmines.
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Israeli control over water supplies in the occupied West Bank has left Palestinians desperate.
Ramallah, occupied West Bank - Enas Taha, a resident of the Palestinian village of Kafr al-Deek in the occupied West Bank, has become desperate.
by Lucas Destrijcker
Refugees in the southeastern region of Niger say they no longer fear Boko Haram, but their problems are far from over.
Diffa, Niger - As Nigerian forces have progressed against Boko Haram, the cornered terror group has been carrying out more attacks in neighbouring countries. In Niger's Diffa region on the northeastern border of Nigeria, more than 280,000 people have been displaced.
Despite recent gains against the Boko Haram in Nigeria, many of those who fled the group are still struggling.
Thousands of Nigerian refugees in neighbouring countries such as Niger have been struggling for resources since fleeing attacks by the Boko Haram group.
Nigerian authorities encourage Maiduguri residents to revive cultural traditions suppressed by Boko Haram.
A year after the retreat of Boko Haram fighters, music and dance are making a comeback in the Nigerian state of Borno.
Maiduguri, the largest city in the north-eastern state, was a frequent target of the armed group's attacks.
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Popular initiatives aim to help Sudanese affected by the floods to rebuild their lives.
By Ahmed Saeed
Khartoum - For Sumaiya Haroun, 43, it was business as usual on Saturday. Her two sons were at school, her older daughter and ailing husband at home, while Haroun embarked on her daily trip to Bahri's central market where she sells food.
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Water crisis in the besieged Palestinian territory is putting Palestinian lives at risk, analysts say. by Ylenia Gostoli
Gaza City - Water may be a highly valued commodity the world over - but in al-Shati refugee camp north of Gaza City, it is like gold.
Along this small stretch of the Mediterranean coast, all it takes to work that out is turning on a tap: When it is there at all, the water is salty, or sometimes cloudy.
Can children forced to fight be reintegrated back into their families and communities?
by Rose Foley
Busoni, Burundi - Jean-Pierre* is almost indistinguishable in the blur of schoolchildren. Only as he approaches, among a group of boys, clasping a book to his chest, does his unusually immaculate uniform come into focus.
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US tells the UN to approve African troops who will protect the capital's airport and other key facilities.
The United States has recommended that the United Nations Security Council authorise a force of 4,000 peacekeepers for South Sudan's capital Juba after a recent outbreak of violence.
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by John Beck
Two years after ISIL massacres, the ancient Yazidi religious minority remains on the mountain where they fled.
Guley can see her village from Mount Sinjar. It isn't far - a short drive down twisting roads into the dusty plains below - but beyond reach, and for almost two years she's been unable to return.
Liberian midwives are being trained as surgeons to assume the role of maternal health doctors killed by Ebola.
Before the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, the country had a total of 50 doctors for its population of 4.3 million.
In comparison, there are 50 doctors available to every 100,000 people in the US.
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Tightened border restrictions after last month's deadly bombing are cutting off desperately needed food and water.
There is no shortage of desperate refugees at the border who would be happy to fill them, but after five years of taking in Syrian refugees, Jordan - increasingly concerned about security - has slammed its last border post shut.
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by Azad Essa and Sorin Furcoi
Refugees fleeing fighting in Mozambique struggle to come to terms with life in the camps of Malawi.
Mwanza, Malawi - It is a chilly morning in Kapise. The mist has lifted over the hills, deep in Malawi's southwestern district of Mwanza. But this transit camp, which hosts thousands of Mozambican refugees, is still damp from the early morning dew.
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Key to lasting peace in Colombia with FARC rebels may lie in the story of chocolate-producing peasant farmers.
Bogota, Colombia - A chocolate-producing community of peasant farmers who faced deadly violence after declaring themselves neutral in Colombia's five-decades-long civil war could hold the key to a lasting peace as a historic ceasefire approaches this month.
Thousands from Cuba and Haiti, as well as Africa and Asia, seeking to reach US are stranded on Colombia-Panama border.
Turbo, Colombia - Thousands of refugees and migrants from Cuba, Haiti and as far away as Africa and Asia are stranded on the Colombia-Panama border, where they are seeking an overland route to the United States and the possibility of a better life.