Ukraine: Conflict reaches protracted phase but sounds of shelling and risk of mines continue – Challenges in accessing services and markets along the line of contact have become part of everyday life

April 2018 marked the fourth anniversary of the conflict in Donbas, the eastern region of Ukraine. Despite a ceasefire agreement signed in 2014, conflict along the densely populated areas in the vicinity of the 500 kilometre contact line continues with Read more…

From transit to destination − Tunisia has become a de facto destination for sub-Saharan migrants

Traditionally known as a country of emigration, the past decade has seen an increasing inflow of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa transiting through or settling in Tunisia. Official statistics show that between 2004 and 2014 the number of all immigrants in Read more…

Chad: From displacement sites to host communities – Multi-sector needs assessment sheds light on the humanitarian conditions of refugees, returnees and hosts in southern Chad

Close to 100 000 refugees from the Central African Republic or CAR are currently settled in four southern regions of Chad adjacent to the border of the two countries. Most of the refugees first arrived in 2013 and 2014 when a Read more…

Brazil: Social tensions spike and challenges in accessing job and housing markets continue − Assessing conditions of Venezuelan asylum seekers and migrants in Roraima

As the economic, political and social crisis in Venezuela continues with little sustainable solutions in sight, thousands of Venezuelans have been displaced to neighbouring countries. According to most recent estimates,  2.6 million Venezuelans have sought stability, safety and better living Read more…

Syria: Threats of shelling, lack of healthcare and no access to education – The needs of IDPs in Idleb mount as conflict continues

An estimate of 1.4 million internally displaced persons or IDPs reside in Idleb governorate and the surrounding opposition-held areas of western Aleppo and north-western Hama. The figure has come to represent one of Syria’s largest IDP populations and a vast Read more…

Syria: Despite reduction in conflict, access to services remains highly limited in Deir-ez-Zor governorate

Since mid-2017, ongoing conflict has led to displacement from and within Deir-ez-Zor governorate, totalling an estimated 230,000 persons from July to mid-December. The recent de-escalation of conflict in parts of the governorate has allowed limited humanitarian access for the first Read more…