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Cette jeune fille a vu son école brûlée par les colons car le chant des écoliers les gênait. ©Olivier Papegnies
Vivre le blocus à Gaza La bande de Gaza est l’un des territoires les plus densément peuplés au monde. 1,9 millions de personnes y vivent, dont 1,3 millions sont des réfugiés, 500 000 parmi eux vivant dans les 8 camps de réfugiés . La situation humanitaire s’est aggravée avec l’intensification du...
District Amedi, Village Bamerni. Irak (c) Guillaume Pinon
L’Irak connaît une crise sans précédent. Les combats , qui touchent depuis 2014 le nord et l’ouest du pays , ont conduit plus de 3 millions d’Irakiens à se déplacer . Près de la moitié d’entre eux se sont réfugiés au Kurdistan et dans les régions avoisinantes. Arabes, Kurdes, Yézidis, chrétiens ou...
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International non-governmental organisations working in Yemen strongly condemn a series of attacks by the Saudi-led coalition on a former community college that has lately been used as a detention facility in Dhamar city. These attacks have reportedly led to the deaths of over 100 people, with many...
The population lives in a permanent state of extreme stress owing to the proximity of the Israeli settlements. ©Olivier Papegnies
Living with the blockade in Gaza The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. 1.8 million people live there, with almost 70% of them living in the eight refugee camps . The humanitarian situation has worsened with the intensifying of the land, air and sea blockade imposed...
Since 2014, Yemen has been under fire from clashes between Houthi rebels and government forces. This civil war has intensified since a coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia has been supporting the government, bombing several regions, notably Sana’a and Aden governorates in the west of the...
Since the beginning of the war in 2011, violence against the civilian Syrian population has only intensified and become more complex, with no political solution emerging. Many regions are regularly bombed and the civilian populations are subjected to human rights violations and abuse, beneath the...
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Syrian refugees are scattered across hundreds of places in Lebanon, often in the poorest parts of the country, and have difficulty in accessing essential services. Their limited financial resources mean that more and more they are forced to live in camps, overcrowded apartments and buildings which...