Almost 58 per cent of these births will take place in five countries. UNICEF calls on governments and partners to maintain and expand their efforts to save millions of children’s lives by providing proven, low-cost solutions.
Normal to above-normal rainfall is predicted for January to March 2018. While conducive to agricultural production, the rains will inevitably lead to flooding, and tropical cyclones will likely affect Indian Ocean countries.
Congolese women and children arrive at a border point in Chissanda, Lunda Norte, Angola after fleeing militia attacks in Kasai Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. UNHCR workers were waiting to register them and organise onward transportation to camps or settlements.
@ UNHCR/Pumla Rulashe
The recent arrivals fleeing violence in the DRC include people with severe wounds and burn injuries, who have been transferred to a local hospital to receive urgent medical attention. About 70 people are being treated.
With some 1.17 million internally displaced as of 27 April, priorities for humanitarian intervention include food security, access to healthcare and protection, including 4,000 children separated from their families.