8-14 | Sitting in a teashop in Kutupalong megacamp, Bibi Jan tugs on her sleeve. She’s covering up scars inflicted during the largest-ever episode of violence against the Rohingya, in August 2017. She tells us of the events that forced her to flee to Bangladesh: her two brothers were killed, she herself was stabbed, and her village was razed to the ground. A marginalised ethnic minority from Rakhine state, the Rohingya have in recent decades been subject to mounting targeted state exclusion and persecution.
7-22 | Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announces the resumption of life-saving search and rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean, and condemns the criminal inaction of European governments.
Urgent humanitarian response needed to unprecedented crises in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo
6-27 | Multiple humanitarian crises are unfolding in Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The recent upsurge in violence across the regions of Djugu, Mahagi and Irumu have forced thousands to flee their homes.
5-17 | Children are dying from preventable diseases and women are giving birth in unsafe conditions in Al Hol camp, northeastern Syria, after being displaced from areas in Deir Ez Zor governorate where the final battles took place between Islamic State (IS) group and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). According to the camp’s authorities, the overcrowded camp now houses some 73,000 people, who are contained inside by local security forces.
5-14 | On 14 May 2018, the Israeli army shot more than 1,300 Palestinians, killing 60 of them, during the weekly protests by the fence between Gaza and Israel.