More than three quarters of displaced and conflict-affected people surveyed by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have lost income since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
UNHCR has received just 49% of the $9.1 billion required for its global operations this year. The consequences are devastating in low- and middle-income countries, which host more than 85% of refugees.
"There is a grave danger that many more people will die from the broader economic and social consequences of COVID-19 than from the virus itself, especially in Africa," warns David Beasley.
Almost 5,000 people are being housed in the emergency facility in Kara Tepe with capacity for 8,000 people, while works are ongoing. The site was set up by Greek authorities with the support of UNHCR.
Violence by armed groups has uprooted more than 250,000 people since 2017 in Cabo Delgado. So far, most of the displaced are hosted by relatives or friends in more stable areas.
The number of children living in multidimensional poverty has soared to approximately 1.2 billion due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UNICEF and Save the Children analysis.
“The democratic space remains very narrow, impunity persists, and there is no indication that the level of human rights violations has abated under the new Government,” said the UN's Doudou Diène.
Policymakers must go beyond the numbers and seek a more comprehensive understanding of dynamics driving pre-existing violence against women and girls and how this environment exacerbates these risks.
We don’t usually report back on ReliefWeb’s six-month performance indicators, but then again, these are not normal times. Thanks to the flood of information surrounding COVID-19 and the number of sources producing reports, analyses, infographics, manuals and guidelines, we have been inundated over the first six months of the year, with June proving to be the busiest time in terms of volume, even...