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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Egyptian pro-Sisi media outlets hound striking doctors, Qatar fixes privacy issues on its contact-tracing app and Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque prepares to re-open for worshippers. Here's the latest.

Fifteen Syrian refugees in Lebanon test positive for coronavirus

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Fifteen Syrian refugees in Lebanon test positive for coronavirus

Fifteen cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed among Syrian refugees living in the same building in Majdal Anjar, in eastern Lebanon.

Thousands fleeing fighting in Yemen at risk of coronavirus

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Thousands fleeing fighting in Yemen at risk of coronavirus

Tens of thousands of Yemenis continue to flee violence in the north, as the shadow of Covid-19 looms over them.

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Greece extends migrant camp lockdown

Greece announced it has extended a coronavirus lockdown on migrant camps until June 7.

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Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

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TNA Voice: Covid-19 is bearing down hard on refugees

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Fire destroys hundreds of Rohingya shanties in Bangladesh camp

Some 330 rough buildings, including homes and shops, in the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp were completely destroyed in the fire, which began ...

Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

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Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

Nine Covid-19 cases have been detected in Algeria’s Tindouf province, where tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees live in camps.

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Somalia floods force thousands to flee amid coronavirus threat

Tens of thousands of Somali civilians have left the safety of their homes as a result of heavy floods in the region.

Lebanon excludes refugees from coronavirus response at its peril

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Lebanon excludes refugees from coronavirus response at its peril

Comment: The Covid-19 era marks a new chapter in the erosion of refugee rights in Lebanon, and policymaking that excludes their access to ...

'Starving is worse': Lebanon's Syrian refugees face bleak lockdown

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'Starving is worse': Lebanon's Syrian refugees face bleak lockdown

Syrian refugees are struggling to survive under Lebanon's lockdown as an economic crisis deepens poverty in the country.

Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

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Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

Bangladesh has quarantined 29 Rohingya refugees on an unstable silt island where they have little access to aid, after being stranded at sea for ...

Yemen reports five more coronavirus cases

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Yemen reports five more coronavirus cases

Five new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Yemens southern city of Aden.

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Rohingya refugees at sea risk contracting Covid-19: UNHCR

The United Nations have warned that turning away Rohingya refugees could prove fatal, especially given the coronavirus pandemic.

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More than 20 dead in flood-hit Yemen

At least 14 people were killed in flash floods in Aden, while another seven were killed in the country's north.

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UNHCR: Refugee women facing greater violence risk during crisis

Displaced women and girls are facing a heightened risk of gender-based violence during the coronavirus crisis, the UN Refugee Agency said Monday.

Tara Brian

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Seeking treatment in Egypt is nothing new, but returning home for Yemeni medical travellers has become increasingly untenable as the war ...

Hundreds Rohingya rescued from boat after weeks at sea

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Hundreds Rohingya rescued from boat after weeks at sea

Survivors said that after the ship was denied entry by both Malaysia and Thailand it headed back to Bangladesh where they were picked up by the ...

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Alarm over dozens of missing refugees in Mediterranean

Europe's coast guard agency said it was looking for a dinghy believed to be carrying dozens of migrants when it went missing after setting sail ...

Syrian's self-immolation highlights refugees' woes during Lebanon's coronavirus outbreak

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Syrian's self-immolation highlights refugees' woes during Lebanon's coronavirus outbreak

In Lebanon, the majority of Syrian refugees were already living below the poverty line. New coronavirus restrictions unfairly targeting refugees ...

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

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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.

Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon brace for coronavirus

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Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon brace for coronavirus

Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon, living in poor conditions and suffering from discrimination, are bracing for an outbreak of ...

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