World Bank

Gaza economy on the verge of collapse

Blockades, war and poor governance have strangled Gaza's economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world according to the latest World Bank economic update.


Aid actors must scale up response activities to meet increasing humanitarian needs in Yemen

Partners began distributions when IDPs arrived in Amran during April, but subsequently had to cease activities due to lack of supplies. Transportation challenges are considerable due to insecurity.

Myanmar + 3 others

Myanmar to deport migrants as UN chief urges further rescues

A group of migrants recently rescued by Myanmar will be deported to Bangladesh. Ban Ki-moon called on regional nations to prioritise saving the lives of those still stranded at sea.

Rwanda + 3 others

UNHCR and partners appeal for $207 million to respond to Burundi refugee emergency

Since early April, nearly 100,000 Burundians have fled. As the situation remains tense and violence continues, aid agencies fear that the number of refugees may double over the next six months.

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