Syria: MSF provides relief items and adapts response for COVID-19 in Idlib

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

Deir Hassan camp in Idlib province, which hosts more than 164,000 people in settlements scattered over the hills, is now threatened by the potential spread of COVID-19.


IOM urges increased support for IDPs amid deteriorating humanitarian crisis, COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

Countries: Burkina Faso, Mali
Source: International Organization for Migration

A deadly attack in the north left 43 people dead and seven severely wounded. Many others fled to Ouahigouya, the region’s capital. Nearly three weeks later, more than 6,000 people are displaced.


In Yemen, 50 suspected cholera cases every hour for the past five years

Country: Yemen
Source: Oxfam

Coronavirus poses a fresh challenge to Yemen. Flights into and out of the country have been stopped, restricting movement for some aid workers responding to the humanitarian crisis.


Massive humanitarian needs remain in north-west Syria, despite ceasefire

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

“The ceasefire doesn’t mean conditions in camps have improved or that people have returned home,” said MSF. “Not only do almost a million people live in the cold, many do so in very unsanitary conditions.”


Massive influx of wounded and displaced as clashes continue in South Sudan's Jonglei and Greater Pibor

Country: South Sudan
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

MSF medical teams received a mass influx of 83 wounded patients in Pieri and Lankien over the space of just five days between 9-13 March, and treated 45 gunshot wounds in Pibor over the past month.


Tanzania: Humanitarian agencies seek $290 million to support Burundian refugees

Countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

As the Burundi refugee crisis approaches its sixth year, some 367,000 Burundians are being hosted by Tanzania (168,000), Rwanda (73,000), Uganda (48,000) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (47,000).


New situation overview on northwest Syria shows dire living conditions for new arrivals

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: REACH Initiative

Vulnerable groups were reported among new IDP arrivals in 89% of communities in northern Aleppo and 99% in Idleb on 9 March. Basic shelter needs remain the most severe need among new IDP arrivals.


UNHCR relocating more than 14,000 Darfur refugees to new camp in Chad

Countries: Chad, Sudan
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The situation in Sudan remains volatile and unpredictable but the influx has decreased. The UN Refugee Agency maintains close cross border and protection monitoring.


As Syrian conflict enters 10th year, ‘brutal truth’ is, there is little protection for families

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: UN News Service

Although a fragile ceasefire agreed in northwest Syria is still holding, UN humanitarians warn of dire conditions for hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced by conflict, now in its tenth year.


Syria: Health care at brink of collapse in Idlib as hospitals lack medicine to save lives as coronavirus fears loom large

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: Islamic Relief

Hospitals in Idlib are overwhelmed, under-resourced and lacking in essential life-saving equipment and medicines to treat even basic illnesses such as flu and diarrhoea, warns Islamic Relief.