UNICEF calls for the release of children in detention, taking them through restorative justice and the return of foreign children in the northeast of Syria to their home countries.
“According to reports, the number of children killed only since the beginning of the year is 17. This is nearly double the number in the whole of last December," said UNICEF.
In low- and middle-income countries, learning losses to school closures have left up to 70 per cent of 10-year-olds unable to read or understand a simple text, up from 53 per cent pre-pandemic.
In just two weeks, tens of thousands of people fled into Chad or were displaced within Cameroon. The December clashes followed similar violence in August 2021, when 23,000 people were displaced.
Refugees told UNHCR of increasing preventable deaths – more than 20 over the last six weeks – linked to the overall decline in conditions, and in particular the lack of medicine and health services.
Thousands of people living close to the contact line regularly suffer from disrupted access to food, water and electricity, and hundreds of people are still searching for their missing family members.
COVID-19, combined with climate shocks and ongoing conflict, continues to push children and families to the brink, despite a gradual improvement in wasting treatment outreach in the regions.
“This crisis response remains severely underfunded. This year, we’ve only received a fraction of the funding needed to prepare people for the winter and protect them against the cold," says CARE.
This month, ReliefWeb officially turns 25 - of course, the lead-up to the launch of a data-driven website in 1996 was way more complicated, but also much easier in many respects, than a similar venture in today’s tech world. But once the idea had percolated, and seed funding had been secured, it was achieved in a mere nine months.
The motivation behind ReliefWeb’s inception was the huge numbers of...