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.
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 resurgence of the M23 armed group has broad repercussions for the security, human rights and humanitarian situation in eastern DRC and for the wider region, the top UN official in the country warned the SC.
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.
“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."
Thanks to several mass vaccination campaigns, by May 2022, the vaccination coverage among the total population currently stands at 46% and 93% among adults over 18 years.
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.
Ethiopia is experiencing one of the worst La Niña-induced droughts in the last forty years following four consecutive failed rainy seasons. UNHCR is working to address the crisis, but needs are rising.
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