As grievances from economic inequalities become increasingly manifest in the ongoing civil war in Libya, the UN has called for a political solution that guarantees the equal distribution of wealth generated by Libya's natural resources.
The new figure brings the total number of people currently living in internal displacement due to violence to 41.3 million On top of those forced from their homes by violence, 17.2 million people were internally displaced by natural disasters last year
Heavy rainfall has affected Iraq and the wider region over the past weeks. However, rivers, lakes, and dams – long on the verge of drying up – are now swelling with water and giving opportunities to avert the dangers of drought.
Following the protests in Tripoli, the Libyan state oil firm (NOC) has reopened the airfield in the southwestern Wafa oilfield. The airfield is used to transport workers and equipment to the oilfield, as travelling by road is too dangerous.
Annually held on the 19th of August to honour humanitarian workers and civilians who lost their lives working on humanitarian projects, the World Humanitarian Day is being celebrated by many Syrian aid workers who have been working with Syrian refugees in Jordan.
The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi launched several projects, including one of the largest wind farms in the world, which experts say will help the country overcome its crippling power crisis. The wind farm is equipped with 290 advanced turbines that will boost Egypt's power generation.
The Norwegian Refugee Council on Internal Displacement has issued its annual report on internal displacement. The report shows that although violence contributed highly to displacement, natural disasters are the primary reasons for displacement.