UNHCR regained access to two refugee camps in Tigray and found Eritrean refugees in desperate need of supplies and services two months after conflict forced aid workers to withdraw from the region.
UNMISS has increased the number of Rwandan peacekeepers deployed around Bunj by 50 additional troops as well as reinforced their capacity with extra vehicles and an Armored Personnel Carrier.
COVID-19 is having a disastrous impact on millions of vulnerable families. Save the Children is calling for at least another $3 billion in humanitarian assistance to help the Afghan people in 2021.
Efforts have focused on the Um Rakuba and Tunaydbah refugee camps, destinations for many refugees, as well as seven surrounding host communities, and the fluctuating numbers of refugees transiting Hamdayet.
Plan International reports that hunger has escalated due to conflict, flooding and COVID-19, and fears that teenage girls will be at risk of sexual exploitation as they search for food.
"To jeopardise aid and supplies for a population already engulfed in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis is irresponsible, indefensible and inhumane," said Jan Egeland,
Revamped public health measures are ever more critical to avert a runaway surge in COVID-19 infections that could stretch health facilities to the breaking point.
According to media, at least 83 people, including women and children, have been killed and more than 160 wounded in inter-communal clashes this weekend. About 50,000 people have been displaced.
After the “annus horribilis” that was 2020, everyone at ReliefWeb would like to wish all our users a brighter, healthier and happier 2021!
Last year was notably positive in one aspect, however: our user numbers topped a record-breaking 15 million! The 2019 figure of 10.8 million was in itself a record, so every COVID-19 cloud has a silver lining indeed.
On another positive note, this year marks our...