Damascus / Geneva - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), working alongside the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the United Nations (UN), has begun delivering vital aid to thousands of people living in three besieged areas in Syria.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), working alongside the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the United Nations (UN), has begun its journey to deliver vital aid to thousands of people living in three besieged areas in Syria.
On the eve of Yemen peace talks in Geneva, the International Committee of the Red Cross calls for an urgent political solution to alleviate the suffering of millions of people in the country. The ICRC's Regional Director for the Near and Middle East, Robert Mardini, said Yemen was fast-becoming one of the world's 'forgotten conflicts'.
Over two million people in South Sudan have fled their homes because of conflict. Many, like Nyathon Pur, have come to Kolapach, a small village in Jonglei State in the northern part of the country. Most fled with little more than the clothes they were wearing. Everyone here is hungry.
As the Syrian conflict approaches its fifth anniversary and the fighting and violence
intensifies, the suffering is escalating.
While nearly four million people have fled the country, around 8 million are displaced within
the country; many have been forced to move several times.
The conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Army has forced more than two million to flee their homes. In the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, the number of widows is staggering - 7,000 have registered with many unable to feed their children three meals a day.