Hadil, five-years-old, with her mother in 2012. Hadil was in a coma for four days after a rocket destroyed her house. Palestinians and Israelis alike have been deeply affected by armed conflict that has lasted decades.
At the Maison Centrale prison, several floors have been built one on top of the other to hold all the detainees. The overpopulation rate in the prison reaches more than 300%. The ICRC works to improve the living conditions of the detainees.
Three years after the armed hostilities between government forces and the Moro National Liberation Front in Zamboanga City, around 13,800 people still live in temporary shelters, including stadiums. Daily tasks like washing up are performed just about anywhere, highlighting a glaring hygiene and sanitation problem that leads to many children becoming ill.
Central America migrants wait for the departure of the train. Tenosique, some 30 kilometers from the Guatemalan border, is one of the two main gateways for migrants from Central America en route to the United States. Most of the migrants are between 16 and 21 years old.
With no end to the conflict in sight, people are terrified and traumatized by the fighting. Hundreds of people have been killed, and many more wounded by mortars, rockets and bombs pounding the city. Hospitals and doctors have come under fire, leaving many wounded people without access to medical care, and food stocks are running low.
Upper Nile State, Kodok, South Sudan
A young girl sits with her baby brother on a bed at an ICRC child care unit. Decades of violence in South Sudan have shattered hopes for a functional medical system. The ICRC has transformed this health clinic in Kodok to a hospital where they perform 600 consultations per week.
Staff at Al-Kuweit hospital treat this man, injured during fighting, fearing that the oxygen supply will run out. Yemen's health system is struggling and there are severe shortages of essential items, especially food and fuel. Import restrictions have made the situation worse.
A woman and her family seek treatment at Mirwais Hospital. This is the main surgical, emergency and maternity hospital for around five million people in the south of the country. The ICRC has been working in Afghanistan since 1979.
Bakool region, Hudur village, Somalia
This village has been commercially isolated as a result of decades of armed conflict. The ICRC provides cash assistance to help people in need while also stimulating market activity.
Velentina stands at the ruins of her house, where her husband was killed as a result of conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The couple built the house with their own hands. The ICRC distributes reconstruction materials to residents affected by the conflict that began in 2014.
A boy among ruins caused by fighting. As the conflict has played out in Yemen, civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, airports, roads and residential areas have been damaged and at times deliberately targeted.
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