Middle East

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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
Emergency
Forced to abandon their lands over 70 years ago, the Palestinians have been living under Israeli occupation for over 50 years. For the last 13 years a large proportion of the population has also been subjected to the blockade of the Gaza Strip. This is the context in which Médecins du Monde has...
Le Yémen, un pays ravagé par 5 années de guerre ©Reuters
Emergency
Yemen – the humanitarian situation steadily worsens Since 2014, Yemen has been under fire due to clashes between Houthi rebels and government forces. This civil war took on an international dimension when a coalition of Arab states, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, became involved...
Emergency
Since the start of the war in 2011, the violence against the civilian population in Syria has only become more complex and intense. Many regions are regularly bombarded and civilian populations are subjected to human rights violations and abuses, caught in the crossfire between government forces,...
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Lebanon hosts more Syrian refugees than any other country Lebanon is dealing with an enormous influx of refugees. It is a major challenge for the humanitarian organisations working in the region. Over 5.5 million Syrians , men, women and children, have fled the civil war which has been raging in...
District Amedi, Village Bamerni. Irak (c) Guillaume Pinon
Emergency
Refugees and displaced people – an unprecedented crisis Iraq is a country marked by years of conflict. Although it is gradually emerging from the crisis stage, the country is still extremely fragile and is facing multiple political, economic, social and security challenges. Since the beginning of...
 
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