Armed violence in Mozambique’s northernmost province Cabo Delgado is forcing scores of people from their homes, destroying villages and health centres, and making it difficult for families to recover from Cyclone Kenneth.
Syria’s conflict has lasted almost nine years. For most of us it is impossible to imagine such endless destruction and suffering. But Syria’s towns and cities, once homes to millions of families, are witness to the devastation.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has supplied three medical facilities in Baghdad with trauma kits over the last four days to help medical staff treat those injured in ongoing protests.
Losing a child is the worst thing that can happen to a parent. In northeast Nigeria, which has now suffered a decade of conflict, almost 22,000 people have been registered missing with the ICRC.
Away from the world’s attention, Burkina Faso has been slipping into violence. In less than a year, the number of displaced has increased fivefold, from 50,000 last December, to 270,000 in August.
A building serving as a detention facility in Yemen was destroyed in an airstrike, killing or injuring every detainee inside when the multi-story facility crumbled.
The families of hundreds of thousands of missing Iraqis marked the International Day of the Disappeared on Friday as the office of the country’s Prime Minister pledged to support relatives and investigate cases.