Since the beginning of the year, four major attacks have taken place against villages in Central Mali, a worrying trend underscoring the deteriorating security situation and growing communal tensions.
Three months ago, the violent inter-community clashes in Yumbi claimed hundreds of lives and forced thousands to flee their homes. Today, residents of this small area north of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are struggling to recover.
Everywhere in Syria, families are suffering the consequences of a conflict that is now 8 years old. In Al Hol camp that suffering is existential. Children younger than the war itself are dying, not because of bombs or shelling, but for lack of care and attention.