“Human traffickers are adapting quickly, especially to online exploitation, but governments and civil society are struggling to provide effective protection to victims of trafficking,” UN expert said.
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There are 53 people buried and feared dead in two landslides caused by the storm, according to government, and Red Cross teams have been working through the night to help with rescue efforts.
A new UNESCO, UNICEF and World Bank report looks at national education responses to COVID-19 including lost learning; remote learning support; school reopening plans; health protocols; and financing.
"Civilian lives are being lost at an alarming rate and people are suffering life-changing injuries. Significant damage has also been inflicted on civilian infrastructure, including medical facilities."
The IRC has noted a rise not only in misinformation - such as inaccurate health advice - but also disinformation, such as deliberately deceptive propaganda with malintent linked to the pandemic.
Alongside efforts to control the locusts, FAO is implementing a programme to safeguard productive assets and livelihoods of the affected population in Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somalia, SNNP and Tigray.
Severe flooding has affected an estimated 800,000 people, destroying homes and leaving people without adequate food, water or shelter in the backdrop of multiple emergencies including COVID-19.
Acute malnutrition rates among children under five are the highest ever recorded in parts of Yemen, with more than half a million cases in southern districts, according to the latest IPC analysis.
Although civilian casualty figure for the first nine months of 2020 dropped by 30 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, high levels of violence continue, with a devastating impact on civilians.
A new report provides an in-depth analysis of 19 response plans since 2019 and shows that less than half of the requested amount for child protection was received by humanitarian actors.
The first meeting of the Forum – to be convened virtually – was due to begin on Monday and direct, in-person meetings will commence on 9 November, in the Tunisian capital Tunis, according to UNSMIL.
UNHCR together with the government and its partners will construct 37 schools, health clinics and infrastructure projects – including roads and water pipe networks – across Afghanistan in 2020.
“Somalia has made progress on governance reforms ... and now it is imperative to expand political space further ... It is particularly important that the voices of ... marginalized groups be heard."
With the catalytic impact education has across health, jobs, income growth, climate change, poverty reduction and social justice, the next generation faces dire consequences if emergency is not addressed.
With an average of 400-600 daily arrivals over the past two weeks, shelters in Armenia have almost reached full capacity. Majority of shelters in Goris have insufficient beds or bathing facilities.
The number of patients seeking care for malnutrition at IRC-supported clinics has decreased compared with last year by 20% in Somalia,19% in South Sudan,15% in DR Congo, and 12.5% in Yemen.
Severe flooding is affecting an estimated 800,000 people across a wide swathe of South Sudan, inundating homes and leaving people without adequate food, water, or shelter.
Humanitarian aid of €51.5 million includes a new allocation of €20 million, plus development support of €39 million for refugees and host communities, and conflict prevention support of €5.5 million.
The ongoing armed conflict, violence, and displacement have deepened the vulnerabilities of children on the move. They are among those with the most limited access to COVID-19 testing and treatment.
Although the exact extent of new displacement is unknown, local authorities estimate more than 5,000 families (nearly 40,000 people) have fled in the last 10 days since clashes erupted.