Health workers are been targeted for providing care, with detainees coerced into confessing to falsified charges, such as possession of weapons or links to anti-junta terrorism.
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Some 206,346 CAR refugees live in camps and with host communities in DRC’s North Ubangi, South Ubangi and Bas Uele provinces. UNHCR and its partners plan this year to assist 6,500 of them to return.
The new steps help reduce fears and risks that many will be pushed into the hands of human smugglers and traffickers, with deadly consequences, when official cross-border channels are shut.
Power outages are frequent and prolonged in Haiti, and most hospitals rely on fuel-powered generators to keep patients alive, especially children and pregnant women.
Heavy rains have affected municipalities located on the coasts of the Mono, Ouémé and Niger rivers, with at least nine flood-related deaths and dozens more due to water-related accidents.
After losing their incomes during COVID-19, Venezuelan refugees and migrants evicted from their homes are now at greater risk than ever, new data visualization shows.
Changes in Sudan’s political leadership should not change commendable policy commitments to protect civilians and ensure aid organisations can still assist people left vulnerable by decades of conflict.
One out of five children surveyed also reported facing a security incident on their way to school that put their life at risk and their education in jeopardy.
This CERF grant will enable the humanitarian community to sustain the multi-sectoral lifesaving assistance to the most vulnerable population at the required levels.
Afghanistan is now among the world’s worst humanitarian crises and food security has all but collapsed. This winter, millions of Afghans will be forced to choose between migration and starvation.
“The risks of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 are skyrocketing due to limited health infrastructure, high rates of illness, all compounded by poor access to safe water," said IFRC.
The military use of schools in countries that endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration declined globally. New laws and military policies from governments and armed forces contributed to the reduction.
The assistance would include food, clothing, health services and psychosocial support, safe shelters, and protection for people at risk of gender-based violence and trafficking in persons.
In violence-stricken Haiti, the number of children and women abducted for ransom in the first eight months of 2021 has already surpassed last year’s total, UNICEF warns.
Given the urgent public health need to address vaccine-derived polio globally, nOPV2 became the first vaccine to receive authorization for use under Emergency Use Listing (EUL).
Save the Children appeals to donors to meet the current funding gap to help partners mitigate the impact of the floods, the worsening conditions for children, and help build a more resilient society.
Together with other UN agencies, UNHCR stands ready to support an urgent plan of action that could help alleviate the terrible suffering of asylum-seekers and refugees in Libya.
More than one million people in southern Madagascar are struggling to get enough to eat, due to what could become the first famine caused by climate change, says WFP.
CARE and WRC call on relevant national and international actors to negotiate safe, principled humanitarian access to women, girls, and other populations in need of assistance in conflict-affected regions of Norte de Santander.
The new crisis response initiative that is embedded as part of the overall UN system’s response will contribute to preventing a humanitarian catastrophe and the breakdown of the country’s economy.