More cases of child recruitment were documented in the first half of this year (230) against all of 2019 (215 cases), according to the UNHCR-led Global Protection Cluster.
The hurricanes hit Central America during the peak of the agricultural labour season, damaging more than 200,000 hectares of staple food and cash crops in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala.
UNHCR is appealing to the federal authorities in Ethiopia for urgent access in order to reach Eritrean refugees in the Tigray region who are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance and services.
This means one in 33 people worldwide needs help — a significant increase from the one in 45 people a year ago. The UN and partner organizations will require $35 billion to reach 160 million people.
The ITU and UNICEF call for urgent investment to bridge a digital divide currently preventing children and young people from accessing quality digital learning and opportunities online.
Save the Children is deeply worried about lone child refugees arriving separated from their parents from Ethiopia into Sudan. Their numbers could be in the hundreds, the agency warns.
The region was already a challenging place for many of its 550 million children, but the pandemic has intensified many of the crises they face – and created new ones. About half may be going hungry.
Three straight years of drought have wiped out harvests and hampered people's access to food and COVID-19 is compounding their suffering, WFP warns. An estimated 1.5 million people need urgent help.
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...