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

This week we focus on Yemen's ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Houthi calls to liberate Mecca and a positive Eid story from Yemen.

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.

Yazidis face looming mental health crisis as Covid-19 spreads

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 ...

Record 50 million refugees currently internally displaced

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Record 50 million refugees currently internally displaced

Conflict and disaster forced more than 33 million people to flee within their own countries last year, putting them at greater risk amid the ...

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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 ...

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Russia warns Turkey against attacking Syrian regime forces

Russia issued the warning after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened 'imminent' military action to force an end to the Syrian ...

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Sudan PM urges UN support to ease democratic transition

Peace with rebel groups operating in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan is among the stated goals of Sudan's transitional government.

Lebanon's economic crisis is hitting Syrian refugees hard

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Lebanon's economic crisis is hitting Syrian refugees hard

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are facing worsening living conditions amid a period of political uncertainty, including growing calls for their ...

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Doubt lingers as Sudan PM promises peace in Darfur

Sudan’s transitional government was formed in August 2019 following months of protests that led to the removal of Omar al-Bashir.

UNHCR designates $3.3m EU funds for displaced Iraqis

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UNHCR designates $3.3m EU funds for displaced Iraqis

The European Union has donated $3.3 million to the UN's refugee agency to assist more than 30,000 internally displaced Iraqis.

The Iraq Report: Shia militias look into air defences

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The Iraq Report: Shia militias look into air defences

Powerful Iran-linked Shia militants have been repeatedly targeted in airstrikes conducted around the country.

Tens of thousands of Syrians suffering tropical disease outbreak

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Tens of thousands of Syrians suffering tropical disease outbreak

Humanitarian organisations are blaming the UN's 'weak response' for poor sanitary and housing conditions among hundreds of thousands of ...

Yemen's UAE-backed southern secessionists are expelling northern refugees

Diana Alghoul

Yemen's UAE-backed southern secessionists are expelling northern refugees

In-depth: UAE-backed separatists in southern Yemen have been deporting northern Yemeni refugees back to war-ravaged northern provinces, as they ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: The war takes a new turn

This week we take a look at the killing of a senior Houthi family member, as well as deadly clashes in Yemen's temporary capital between supposedly allied factions.

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Idlib refugee camp blaze kills mother and six children

A displaced family were killed in a fire in Idlib's Hafs camp the same day a report warned children are traumatised in the province's 'not ...

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 ...

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Hundreds of displaced Syrians leave besieged Rukban camp

Around 50,000 civilians live in the remote camp, most of them internally displaced people (IDPs) from Homs, Deir az-Zour, and Deraa - ...

A savage new campaign to wipe out surviving Rohingya

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,' ...

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Syrian refugee girl shot dead by Turkish border police

Turkish border police on Friday night shot at a Syrian woman and her three children, killing her nine-year-old daughter Hala and severely ...

Two infants die in remote blockaded Syrian refugee camp

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Two infants die in remote blockaded Syrian refugee camp

Two infants died on Wednesday in the remote al-Rukban refugee camp, which Russia has threatened to starve of aid if residents refuse to leave.

The Iraq Report: Thousands of children tortured by authorities

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The Iraq Report: Thousands of children tortured by authorities

This week's round-up of under-reported news from Iraq focuses on the conditions necessary for a new rise of militancy, notably, the jailing of ...

UN issues warning about sombre fate awaiting Iraqi <em>IDPs</em>

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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 ...

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