In response to Hamas' surprise attack, Israel has put Gaza under siege and unleashed heavy bombardments. Gaza residents tell NPR there is no is no place to seek shelter, unlike in previous conflicts.
Jan Egeland of the Norwegian Refugee Council, which has been awarded the Hilton Humanitarian Prize for helping millions in crisis, talks about unprecedented challenges and dreams of a better future.
Civil war has blockaded the country's northern region and decimated a hospital system that serves nearly 7 million people. Without basic supplies, power and medicine, thousands are needlessly dying.
As fighting escalates in northwest Syria, the U.N. estimates that thousands of Syrians are being displaced every day.
More than 2,000 refugees have crossed into Iraq since Turkey began its assault on northeastern Syria last week. Aid groups are bracing for as many as 50,000 refugee arrivals.
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Observers offer three key reasons why the world isn't paying heed to what a UNICEF official calls a "living hell for its citizens and their children"
So far, the fighting has stayed in Hodeidah's outskirts. But the relative calm isn't likely to last — and aid groups are desperately calling for its port to stay open for a country already in crisis.
The U.N. pulled foreign staff from Hodeidah amid efforts to avert an attack by pro-government forces backed by the United Arab Emirates. A shutdown of the port could put hundreds of thousands at risk.