5-13 | Ten days after fighting took a heavy toll in town of Pinga, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, the situation remains tense and unpredictable. Some population continue to flee the place as rumours of potential fighting continues to be spread among the population. Only half of the population remained in town.
5-9 | Eighteen-year-old Salwah MEKRSH is unable to walk. Her mother and her sister push Salwah’s wheelchair through the streets of Kilis, a Turkish city near the border with Syria. The three of them stop under the shade of a lemon tree in a small courtyard.
5-9 | The conflict in Syria is extremely intense, an estimated 6.8 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance while some 1.4 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries that are overwhelmed and where the humanitarian response has so far been unable to meet their needs.
5-8 | From Rural Damascus living in Shatilla camp Two years ago life started to become very difficult for us. First everything became more expensive. There was no more work. The war started coming closer and closer to us, until eventually we were surrounded by fighting. My mother in law was very sick – during Ramadan it was the worst for us.
4-24 | An explosion on 20 April at the gate of the District Headquarter Hospital in Khar, Bajaur Agency injured and killed several people, leading Médecins Sans Frontières to insist that medical structures and patients be spared from violence. MSF is working in Bajaur, which borders Afghanistan, calls for respect for the safety and security of patients, health facilities, and medical staff. All actors in the area must ensure that medical activities can take place unhindered and not be targeted.