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.
Since the beginning of the year, four major attacks have taken place against villages in Central Mali, a worrying trend underscoring the deteriorating security situation and growing communal tensions.
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.