Everywhere in Syria, families are suffering the consequences of a conflict that is now 8 years old. In Al Hol camp that suffering is existential. Children younger than the war itself are dying, not because of bombs or shelling, but for lack of care and attention.
A surge in attacks over the last two months in Nigeria’s restive Borno state is driving a dire displacement crisis in which tens of thousands of people are seeking refuge in already over-crowded camps.
As the year draws to an end, millions of families around the world are gathering in the warmth and safety of their homes to celebrate the holiday season. But in northeastern Syria thousands of displaced people are huddled in makeshift shelters in the cold, and the wet, and the mud.