The population of the Syrian town of Al-Kiswah near Damascus has doubled as thousands have sought refuge there. Few can afford to buy food. The UN World Food Program has been supporting Syrians in need, but says it will run out of money soon.
Yemen has found itself in the middle of a humanitarian catastrophe. Even as the country battles with crumbling infrastructure, hunger and disease, the Saudi Arabia-led military intervention continues.
A filthy prison instead of a safe haven: Iranian refugee Arash Hampay joined a hunger strike on Lesbos to protest the dire living conditions at the Moria asylum center. Thousands of refugees are detained there.
The UN's World Food Program has issued its latest report on food crises, as children's agency UNICEF warns of an increase of cases of cholera in Somalia. Armed conflict and natural disasters are the main causes.
July 28 is Refugee Convention Day. This key legal document protecting refugees was drawn up in 1951 in the wake of the Second World War. Ratified by 144 countries, it sets out refugee rights under international law.
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