As malnutrition increases, health needs in the region are mounting, especially among children, and clean water is becoming scarce. As people leave home in search of food, they can't access services.
Earthquake-impacted provinces were already “hotspots” for crisis levels of food insecurity and acute malnutrition. In addition, the earthquake comes right before Afghanistan’s imminent harsh winter.
Aid agencies warn of a humanitarian catastrophe should the UN Security Council fail to renew a resolution allowing lifesaving aid delivered cross-border to reach Syria by July 10.
Girls as young as 12 are being forced into child marriage and female genital mutilation at “alarming rates” in the Horn of Africa, as the most severe drought in 40 years pushes families to the edge.
A surge in attacks by armed groups in Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria in the past six months has forced nearly 36,000 people into the driest parts of Niger, exacerbating a severe hunger crisis, said Save the Children.
“The daily killing of civilians, the torture, disappearances and other violations must stop. If the hostilities will not stop, then the absolute minimum required is to fully respect IHL."
The resurgence of the M23 armed group has repercussions for the security, human rights and humanitarian situation in eastern DRC and the wider region, the top UN official in the country warned the SC.
Between 2005 and 2020, the UN verified more than 266,000 grave violations against children committed by parties in 30 conflict situations across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
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