Oxfam staff are trying to resume their humanitarian work with its network of partners but the destruction and indiscriminate threat to life make any emergency aid, at the moment, impossible to mount.
Latest assessments show 96% of all refugees are moderately to highly vulnerable and entirely reliant on aid, largely because of COVID-19 and forced adjustments to aid operations due to lack of funds.
UNHCR and partners have received worrying reports that thousands of Mozambicans have been pushed back from Tanzania into Mozambique since last year. This includes more than 1,500 returned this month.
"We encourage states to consider all possible measures to boost production, distribution and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines both between countries and within countries, to leave no one behind."
In some villages in Amboasary district in Anôsy region, MSF found about 28% of children under-five acutely malnourished, one-third of whom have severe malnutrition and are at high risk of death.
Rain and strong winds have already destroyed some shelters and latrines and resulted in flooding in some areas of the Tunaydbah refugee settlement, which hosts some 20,000 refugees.
“Up to a million people in Central America have been forcibly displaced. It is the responsibility of the world community and of all of us to help those people rebuild their lives,” Kelly Clements said.
A new HRW report documents how COVID-related school closures affected children unequally, as not all children had the opportunities, tools, or access needed to keep on learning during the pandemic.
It’s been a while since we checked in with our users so I wanted to let you know what ReliefWeb has been up to in the past four months., We are pleased to report that user numbers are still rising. From the first quarter of last year to the same period in 2021, the number of users increased by almost 30 percent, to just over five million. In that same period, mobile use increased by almost 39...