UNHCR and partners are facing severe challenges in accessing and responding to the needs of the IDPs and refugees scattered throughout the Sahel, as attacks on civilians grow in number and frequency.
An extreme winter risk map was developed using MODIS satellite data, among other resources. The map shows that more than 50 per cent of the country is at risk of a severe winter.
"Thousands of innocent people cannot pay the price of a divided international community, whose inability to find a solution to this crisis is going to be a grave stain on our collective ... conscience.”
In Federal Capital Territory for instance, out of the 854,720 targeted children, the government, with support from World Health Organization, successfully reached 810,859 children with all vaccines.
Participants in UNEP workshops shared views on environmental priorities, risks and solutions, with many raising concerns that they are going to face the reality of climate change in their lifetime.
“Displaced persons residing in rural areas, elderly people and female-headed households with children struggle just to get through each day,” observed Anh Nguyen, IOM Ukraine Chief of Mission.
“We were hopeful peace would be on the horizon, but the worrying escalation of violence over the past few weeks is a harsh reminder that children continue to carry the heaviest burden of the conflict."
The guidance comprises three tools that are the first of their kind and will help policymakers and practitioners by laying out operational direction on providing protection and assistance to migrants.