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
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...
Emergency
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...
District Amedi, Village Bamerni. Irak (c) Guillaume Pinon
Emergency
The fighting which has affected north west Iraq since 2014 has led over 3 million Iraqis to leave their homes. Almost half of them have taken refuge in Kurdistan and the neighbouring regions. Whether Kurds, Yezidis, Christians or Muslims, most of them fled to escape the rapid advance of the Islamic...