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Fears are growing over an impending health crisis after three health workers were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Syria's Al-Hol camp, where conditions have been described as 'apocalyptic'

Thousands of families, including internally displaced refugees, have lost their homes in Marib, where the historic 8th century BC dam has flooded.

Four new coronavirus cases in Syria's northeast spark concerns

The New Arab Staff

Four new coronavirus cases in Syria's northeast spark concerns

The northeastern region has recorded a total of six cases, while medical supplies run scarce.

More than 16,000 Libyans displaced in recent battles: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

More than 16,000 Libyans displaced in recent battles: UN

Battles between UN-recognised Libya government and rogue General Khalifa Haftar have displaced thousands of civilians, the UN warned on Sunday.

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Hugo Goodridge

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Idlib is no stranger to death, but the war-torn Syrian region is desperately underprepared for the threat of coronavirus.

Sophia Akram

Yazidis face looming mental health crisis as Covid-19 spreads

The Covid-19 pandemic risks deepening a mental health crisis for traumatised Yazidis in Iraq, who are still recovering from the barbarity of the Islamic State.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Two reported deaths from coronavirus in Syria point to a much higher outbreak than is being acknowledged by authorities.

The New Arab

Four children killed in fire in northeastern Syria

Four children have been killed and six adults injured after a fire broke out at a camp for displaced people near the town of Malikiyeh.

Alessandra Bajec

Coronavirus threatens more misery for vulnerable Middle East refugees

The Middle East's most vulnerable refugees, trapped in camps across the region, await the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic while already ...

Coronavirus could kill 100,000 Syrians in Idlib's refugee camps

Paul McLoughlin

Coronavirus could kill 100,000 Syrians in Idlib's refugee camps

Lacking hygiene products and medical care, the refugee camps of northwestern Syria could witness the most tragic scenes of the coronavirus ...

The New Arab

IS advice against coronavirus: 'Put your faith in God’

Keep calm and jihad on: Even the Islamic State group can't avoid COVID-19 panic, issuing guidelines to its remaining followers in its weekly ...

Nearly 1 million displaced in regime's Idlib offensive

The New Arab & agencies

Nearly 1 million displaced in regime's Idlib offensive

At least 900,000 Syrians, mainly women and children, have been displaced by a Russian-backed regime offensive in northwest Syria in two months.

Internal displacement in Idlib at its worst ever level

The New Arab

Internal displacement in Idlib at its worst ever level

The UN released a statement saying internal displacement in Idlib is at its worst since the start of the Syria war as violence continues.

'Humanity is dying': Syrians feel abandoned by the world

Dani Qappani

'Humanity is dying': Syrians feel abandoned by the world

Syrians have been abandoned for almost nine years by the international community, who they accuse of being blind, deaf and mute to the endless, ...

'Militias' in Sudan's Darfur kill scores, displace thousands

The New Arab

'Militias' in Sudan's Darfur kill scores, displace thousands

As many as 80 people have been killed in violence in West Darfur allegedly perpetrated by state-allied militias.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Idlib homes and marketplaces targeted by regime

Schools, homes and hospitals in Idlib have been targeted again by the Syrian regime this week.

The New Arab

Syrian regime rejects right of Syrians to return home

Almost 120 Syrians have been barred from returning to their homes in Taldou, Homs, after they were forced out of the area by regime and Russian ...

Alessandra Bajec

Haftar's Tripoli battle leaves Libyans without respite over Ramadan

The persistent offensive by rogue warlord Haftar's forces is taking its heavy toll on Tripoli residents since the holy Muslim month of Ramadan ...

CJ Werleman

A savage new campaign to wipe out surviving Rohingya

Comment: There's growing evidence the military junta in Myanmar is using its ground offensive against separatists as a pretext to 'clean out,' ...

Six killed in Sudan as protesters stage historic sit-in

The New Arab

Six killed in Sudan as protesters stage historic sit-in

Six people were killed on Saturday and Sunday in Sudan as the capital witnessed what may have been the country's largest protest yet since ...

The New Arab & agencies

Floods hit 40,000 displaced people in northwest Syria: UN

Around 14 camps were affected in the northwestern province of Idlib, David Swanson of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ...

Thousands of families affected by flooding in Syrian camps

The New Arab

Thousands of families affected by flooding in Syrian camps

8000 families in 537 camps were affected by severe flooding over the weekend, worsening an already desperate situation.

UN issues warning about sombre fate awaiting Iraqi IDPs

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UN issues warning about sombre fate awaiting Iraqi IDPs

OCHA has expressed concern that refugee camps for internally displaced persons in Iraq aren't doing enough to prepare civilians for life outside ...

The Iraq Report: Shia militias begin purges

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Shia militias begin purges

This week's round-up of under-reported news from Iraq focuses on the ruthless efforts of powerful factions within the PMF to consolidate power.

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