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Cameroon: displaced people
Boko Haram has not only wreaked havoc in Nigeria; in neighbouring Cameroon, the armed group carries out regular attacks, which have resulted in thousands of deaths and have displaced approximately 215 000 Cameroonians.


Ethiopia by IOM Little Suns
In March and April 2017 alone, a seemingly endless drought forced 60 000 Ethiopians from their homes in the Somali region.


In April 2014, conflict between armed groups and government forces broke out in eastern Ukraine and continue to this day.


Nigeria cholera outbreak
Cholera is a waterborne disease which thrives in environments lacking proper sanitation and hygiene, therefore outbreaks often happen in conflict settings when access to safe water is limited.


Mauritanie education in emergencies by José Cendon
Since conflict erupted in Mali in 2012, neighboring Mauritania has also suffered its consequences: it hosts more than 50 000 Malian refugees, half of which are children.


DRC e-vouchers by NRC
DR Congo tops the list of countries with the most internally displaced people. Of the 3.8 million who are displaced, more than half a million live in the North Kivu province, where numerous armed groups continue to terrorise the population.


Supporting drought resilience in Cuba
Cuba has been fighting the worst drought in a century. Caused by the weather phenomenon of El Nino, the drought has depleted the island’s reservoirs, destroyed thousands of crops and affected more than one million people across the country.


Warchild education
An estimated 7 million children inside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are denied a chance to learn.


Protecting Palesinians in the West Bank by Peter Biro
This year marks 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. As the low-intensity conflict between Palestinians and Israelis continues, an estimated two million people—out of a total population of 4.8 million...


Sahelian belt in Chad by WFP
In the Lake Chad Basin (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) more than 7 million people need food assistance, up from 3 million last year. As malnutrition rates rise to alarming levels in all four countries, over half a million children are suffering...