Global food price rises, low harvests, climate change and conflict mean concerted action is needed by African Heads of State meeting this week in Equatorial Guinea to build long-term resilience.
The latest wave of violence has driven tens of thousands of people from their homes in search of safety in different parts of the province, some 7,000 have also reportedly crossed over to neighbouring Uganda in the past one week.
Thousands of stranded migrants in Yemen have expressed their wish to voluntarily return to Ethiopia. IOM is appealing for $7.5 million to provide them with safe, dignified and voluntary return help.
More than $881 million is needed this year to support 1.4 million people, including 920,000 refugees in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasan Char, and about 540,000 Bangladeshis in neighbouring communities.
UNICEF and its partners are committed to integrating child-centred DRR and climate change adaptation into development and humanitarian efforts through a multisectoral, systems-strengthening approach.
“This must serve as a wake-up call to resolve and prevent destructive conflicts, end persecution, and address the underlying causes that force innocent people to flee their homes,” said UNHCR chief.
Red Cross reminds states of their obligation to provide assistance to migrants in distress, regardless of their legal status, to prevent death and injury along migration routes – on land and on sea.
In Ethiopia, all the risk factors for fistula are present. Almost 80% of health facilities have been looted or damaged in Tigray, medical supplies are in short supply and the referral system has broken down.
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