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Amnesty's regional director called on the Iraq's central authority and the Kurdish regional government to address the "collective punishment of IDPs".

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the decision couldn't have come at a worse time.

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

Sofia Nitti

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

The pandemic has exacerbated a mental health crisis for internally displaced people in Iraq.

Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on Yemen's capital Sanaa

The New Arab Staff

Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on Yemen's capital Sanaa

The strikes come during a week of escalation between the warring sides, with the Houthis on Thursday claiming it had struck an "important ...

First Covid-19 cases reported in Syria's notorious Al-Hol camp

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

First Covid-19 cases reported in Syria's notorious Al-Hol camp

Fears are growing over an impending health crisis after three health workers were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Syria's Al-Hol camp, where ...

The New Arab Staff

Yemen's historic Marib dam floods amid concerns of collapse

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Four children killed in fire in northeastern Syria

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.

Coronavirus threatens more misery for vulnerable Middle East refugees

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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, ...

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.

Syria Weekly: Idlib homes and marketplaces targeted by regime

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 ...

Haftar's Tripoli battle leaves Libyans without respite over Ramadan

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 ...

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,' ...

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 ...

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