Middle East

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Seventeen aid agencies working in Yemen are urging for the complete and unconditional opening of Hudaydah port to allow for the uninterrupted flow of food and fuel. A thirty-day concession period enabling the delivery of commercial supplies has brought only brief reprieve within the context of a...
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...
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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