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Displaced Syrians go home to ruins rather than risk virus

Idlib - His home in volatile northwest Syria may have been destroyed, but Hassan Khraiby decided returning was better than risking his 10 children catch the coronavirus in a packed displacement camp.

Virus fear stalks Nigeria displaced camps

Maiduguri - Men and women cluster around plastic wash basins hastily set up outside one of northeast Nigeria's sprawling displaced persons’ camps, lathering their hands with soap under the gaze of security personnel.

900,000 people displaced by fighting in northwest Syria since December: UN

New York - A Russian-backed regime offensive in northwest Syria has displaced 900,000 people since the start of December, and babies are dying of cold because aid camps are full, the UN said Monday.

Regime offensive in NW Syria displaces more than 800,000: UN

Beirut - A Russia-backed Syrian regime offensive on the last major rebel bastion in the country's northwest has displaced more than 800,000 people since December, the United Nations said on Thursday.

NW Syria violence displaces 500,000 in two months

- A Russian-backed Syrian government offensive against the country's last rebel enclave has caused one of the biggest waves of displacement in the nine-year-old war.

NW Syria violence displaces 500,000 in two months

Beirut - A Russian-backed Syrian government offensive against the country's last rebel enclave has displaced more than half a million people in two months, the United Nations said Tuesday.

More than 38,000 flee homes in northwest Syria: UN

Beirut - Tens of thousands of civilians fled their homes in northwestern Syria last week in the face of intensified bombardment of rebel territory by pro-government forces, the United Nations said on Friday.

Shock, fear and sadness grip Australia's 'bushfire refugees'

Batemans Bay - Thousands of Australians forced from their homes by rampaging bushfires now find themselves stuck in makeshift camps, fearful for the future and turned refugees in their own country.

Turkey assault in NE Syria displaced 300,000: monitor

Beirut - Turkey's week-old offensive against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria has displaced more than 300,000 people, a war monitor said Thursday.

In Syria, history repeats itself for displaced Kurds

Tanriverdi - For the second time in two years, Jihan and her family had to pack their bags and abandon their home in northern Syria because of a Turkish invasion.

Idlib chaos forces displaced Syrians into strange dwellings

Inside a rusty, abandoned bus in northwestern Syria, Umm Joumaa washes a silver tray and glass teacups, light pouring into her makeshift kitchen through broken windows.

The Iraqi displaced no one wants

Kuwait - Accused of links with the Islamic State group, hundreds of Iraqi families have been evicted from displacement camps only to find their hometowns and tribes angrily refusing their return.

UN criticises transfer of 1,600 displaced Iraqis

Baghdad - The United Nations on Monday criticised Iraqi authorities for transferring around 1,600 people from camps to their areas of origin, saying the returns could put them in danger.

Hundreds of displaced Iraqis transferred from camp despite fears

Baghdad - Hundreds of displaced Iraqi civilians, mostly women and children, were transferred from a northern camp to their home areas on Wednesday despite concerns over the conditions awaiting them and fears of violence.

Finding homes in ruin, destitute Iraqis return to camps

Maysan - Her tent is bare, she's unemployed and her family relies on food donations. But Nihaya Issa was forced to pick an Iraqi camp over the unliveable ruins of her native city Mosul.

10 years into jihadist rebellion, no reprieve for Nigeria's displaced

Maiduguri resident Ahmed Muhammed wanders through the rubble left behind as he recalls the outbreak of fighting in his city a decade ago that launched the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.

More than 400,000 displaced in northwest Syria in 3 months: UN

Sar - More than 400,000 people have been displaced by air raids in northwestern Syria over the past three months, the UN said Friday, as its human rights chief condemned "international indifference" over a mounting civilian death toll.

More than 400,000 displaced in northwest Syria in 3 months: UN

Beirut - More than 400,000 people have been displaced in northwestern Syria over the past three months, the UN said Friday, as the government presses an intensified bombardment of the rebel-held region.

Made homeless by war, Syrians sell furniture to survive

B - For years, Abu Ali sold used furniture and home appliances for a living. But he never thought Syria's war would one day make him homeless and force him to sell his own.

Syrians destitute under olive trees after days of bombing

B - For nine days, Syrian matriarch Fatima al-Masri has slept under olive trees near the Turkish border, after fleeing air strikes by the regime and its allies on her hometown.

Syria Kurds announce deal for return of 31,000 displaced Iraqis

Kamishli - Syrian Kurds on Thursday announced a deal with Baghdad for 31,000 displaced Iraqis, mostly women and children, to return from camps in northeastern Syria to Iraq.

In former IS bastion, displaced Syrians clamour to go home

Sulaymaniyah - In the former jihadist bastion of Hajin in eastern Syria, 50-year-old Khaled Abed shouts at the top of his lungs amid the rubble, asking why he can't go home.

Displaced Syrian children sift through trash to buy bread

- Outside a camp for the displaced in northwest Syria, 15-year-old Sabaa al-Jassim hacked away at a mountain of trash hoping to find scraps to sell for food.

Thousands displaced as Myanmar army and Rakhine rebels clash

Weeks of fighting between ethnic Rakhine rebels and Myanmar's military has driven thousands of civilians from their homes, the UN said, as conflict intensifies in a state already ravaged by violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Torrential rains flood displaced camps in northern Syria

B - Torrential rains have washed away hundreds of tents in camps sheltering displaced Syrians in the north of the war-wracked country, aid groups have said, as residents pleaded for help."On December 26...

Displaced Syrian families stranded near Jordan border

Sama - After fleeing regime bombardment on southern Syria, Ayman al-Homsi and his pregnant wife saw their escape come to an abrupt halt in a parched field near the closed Jordanian border.

Displaced Syrian families stranded near Jordan border

Sama - After fleeing regime bombardment on southern Syria, Ayman al-Homsi and his pregnant wife saw their escape come to an abrupt halt in a parched field near the closed Jordanian border.

Jordan army sends aid to southern Syria displaced

Apo - The Jordanian army has sent cross-border deliveries of aid to displaced people in Syria's southern province of Daraa, where Damascus is pressing an offensive to oust rebels, officials said.

Iraq's displaced forgotten in elections

- While the election campaign is in full swing elsewhere in Iraq, the country's displaced camps holding hundreds of thousands of people barely register on the radars of those running for office.

'We left everything': stories of Mexicans uprooted by violence

Apaxtla - After 88 years living in San Felipe, in the mountains of southern Mexico, Maria Guadalupe Castro fled the only home she had ever known, along with the rest of the village's residents.
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In Mexico and neighboring Central America  gang violence is what's forcing people from their ho...
In Mexico and neighboring Central America, gang violence is what's forcing people from their homes
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New Jersey National Guard soldiers assist displaced residents at the town of Hoboken
New Jersey National Guard soldiers assist displaced residents at the town of Hoboken
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