As the fire that raged through four camps in the world’s largest refugee complex in Bangladesh is subsiding, the tragic loss of lives and massive damages to property are emerging. Several persons are confirmed dead, and thousands of Rohingya refugee families are left homeless. DRC is right now mobilizing emergency assistance in the camps to respond to the needs for shelter and protection among the surviving victims of the fire.
In March, the civil war in Syria marked a sad ten-year anniversary. But despite the ongoing conflict and clear evidence of the dangers facing refugees who return, the Danish authorities have decided that the general security conditions in Damascus and the greater Damascus area have improved sufficiently that Syrian refugees in Denmark should return. As a result, so far more than 250 Syrians in Denmark have had their residence permits either withdrawn or not extended in the first instance by the Danish Immigration Service.
The Syria crisis is the world's largest displacement crisis. More than half of the population have been forced to flee their homes, and much of the country is in ruins. What you need to know about the Syria crisis.
When war and conflict forces families into a life of displacement, girls and women are the most vulnerable. Not because women are somehow unable to survive or manage themselves, but because they, as women, are at greater risk of being abused and deprived of their rights.