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Syria's Idlib is seeing a growing number of cases of the potentially deadly Covid-19 virus.

Covid-19 rampaging through northwest Syria, warns <em>IRC</em>

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Covid-19 rampaging through northwest Syria, warns IRC

Northwest Syria has seen an surge in Covid-19 cases which is concerning health workers and NGOs.

Quarter of Beirut children could miss school after blast

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Quarter of Beirut children could miss school after blast

A quarter of school-age children in Lebanon's capital risk missing out on school after last month's deadly port explosion, the International ...

Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

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Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

Covid-19 cases in refugee camps across the Middle East have spiked in the last month.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears of Covid-19 outbreak in northern Syria

Northeast and northwest Syria are witnessing alarming rises in Covid-19 cases, with fears that the situation could get worse this winter.

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Lebanon sees 220 percent increase in Covid-19 cases

The blast left hundreds of thousands homeless in Beirut.

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Iraqi MP dies of virus as cases jump 600%

After seeing a relatively slow spread in the first five months of 2020, cases spiked 600 percent in June alone, according to the International ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria fighting could lead to coronavirus outbreak in Idlib

There are fears of an escalation in fighting in Idlib province, potentially leading to a new humanitarian crisis.

Idlib clashes threaten coronavirus outbreak in northern Syria

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Idlib clashes threaten coronavirus outbreak in northern Syria

Clashes and airstrikes have erupted in Idlib province, following a brief calm.

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Afghanistan warns of 'disaster' as virus infections surge

Afghan health authorities reported 761 new positive cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed infections to ...

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

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Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

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Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

Aid groups are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of a severe outbreak in war-torn Syria.

Coronavirus could spread faster in camps than on ships

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Coronavirus could spread faster in camps than on ships

The International Rescue Committee is particularly concerned about three camps where the population density is higher per square kilometre than ...

Aid-deprived and under-equipped, NE Syria faces virus threat

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Aid-deprived and under-equipped, NE Syria faces virus threat

War-torn northeast Syria is already running low on medical supplies and aid as coronavirus threatens to hit the region.

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Aid agencies move to prevent virus outbreak in Syria

The World Health Organisation has stocked laboratories in Ankara and Idlib in preparation for an outbreak of coronavirus in northwest Syria.

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Yemeni children evacuated in first UN 'mercy flight'

The launch of the 'air bridge' is a rare bright spot in Yemen, and a possible step towards reopening Sanaa airport.

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Yemen in Focus: Nationwide violence shakes period of peace

This week we focus on a deadly attack on government forces, a newly-launched anti-Houthi offensive, and violence against children.

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Kidnapped Yemeni girl found 'with severed tongue'

A 9-year-old girl who was reportedly kidnapped in Yemen's capital Sanaa earlier this week has been found in a traumatising condition.

Yemen in Focus: Cable damage wipes out internet connectivity

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Yemen in Focus: Cable damage wipes out internet connectivity

This week we focus on Yemen's days-long internet outage, another year of humanitarian catastrophe and more.

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Finnish minister apologises for Instagram poll on IS women

The newly-appointed Finance Minister Katri Kulmuni posted a poll asking people to vote whether children should be repatriated with their mothers ...

Around 200 displaced Syrians leave overcrowded al-Hol refugee camp

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Around 200 displaced Syrians leave overcrowded al-Hol refugee camp

A Kurdish official said around 200 people were leaving the camp on Sunday, to head back to their villages in the eastern province of Deir ...

Yemen in Focus: Sanaa airport opening 'too late'

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Yemen in Focus: Sanaa airport opening 'too late'

The Saudi-led coalition announced the long-anticipated opening of Sanaa's International Airport earlier this week, but the move has been ...

Amnesty: Yemen's disabled are neglected, and suffering

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Amnesty: Yemen's disabled are neglected, and suffering

Yemen's disabled population are 'most at risk and most marginalised' in the world's worst humanitarian crisis, says human rights group Amnesty ...

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