Somalia – It is estimated that there are around 323,000 Internally Displaced People currently in Baidoa, Bay region of Somalia. Drought has been one of the primary causes of displacement. With no water, there is a severe shortage of crops and livestock, leading to loss of livelihoods or even starvation.
“Neighbours, friendship, and families. That’s what you see all around you,” said Mukhtar Seyit Ahmet Kanar of Fezi Paşa Neighborhood to IOM organizers at an iftar dinner in Nizip district just an hour outside of the southeastern province of Gaziantep.
Beira, Mozambique — Munhava Matope, on the outskirts of Beira, Mozambique’s second largest city, is what is often described by outsiders as a “marginal” community. Nonetheless, few who visit would likely object to using harsher terms like “shanty town,” “favela” or “slum.”
Tuesday marked Children’s Day in Turkey, a national holiday celebrated widely throughout the country. Officially recognized as “National Sovereignty and Children’s Day”, April 23rd also marks the day the National Assembly of Turkey was founded in 1920.
For the better part of 2018, communities in Al Hudaydah lived in fear — conflict led to uncertainty over what each new day might bring. The violent struggle for this Yemeni port city has calmed down since that time, but the remnants of war lay scattered throughout its many neighbourhoods.