The start of this ECHO-funded project comes in light of a worsening humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe due to hyperinflation, drought, crop failure, Cyclone Idai and the COVID-19 outbreak.
Without support, many urban refugees will become extremely vulnerable to exploitation, risk falling into debt and may be forced into desperate situations, such as transactional sex or child labour.
Un objetivo clave será apoyar los actuales esfuerzos para proteger frente a la COVID-19 a unos 70 millones de personas desplazadas por la fuerza. De ellas, unos 26 millones son personas refugiadas.
While 198,000 children under 18 are already enrolled in school in Colombia, most of them in primary and secondary education (79%), around 260,000 still remain outside the educational system.
Women and girls in Burkina Faso are facing increased sexual violence, hunger and water shortage as a result of the coronavirus pandemic on top of the existing conflict, said Oxfam in a new report.
A UN Resident Coordinator and a WHO Representative explain why the small Central American country is managing to keep the number of cases down, and its population healthy.
The UN urges parties to respect the halt to fighting and urgently look to make it permanent. Intra-Afghan peace negotiations need to start. 'A reason to hope,' said the UNAMA chief.
La enfermedad llegó a América del Sur más tarde que en otras regiones, pero ya hay más de medio millón de personas afectadas. Brasil ya es el tercer país del mundo con más casos.
Reports from Jonglei State indicate that scores of civilians have been killed in attacks across 28 villages between 16 and 17 May, with many more injured and thousands displaced.
An increase in shelling has resulted in numerous child casualties and damaged schools in the region, making life even more unbearable for the 430,000 children caught up in the six-year-long conflict.
Growing violence and insecurity are threatening children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, among the most affected by COVID-19 in Africa. As the pandemic spreads, violence against children continues to rise.
Of the 661,000 internally displaced in 19 countries in two months, the highest number by far was in DRC, where clashes between armed groups and the military forced more than 480,000 people to flee.
Surveillance and control teams will be mobilized across the region with a focus on Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and the Niger, and extended to Senegal.
Humanitarian partners are working hard to assist the people suffering from the impact of Cyclone Amphan, which made landfall on Wednesday, wreaking havoc, causing high tidal surges and flooding.
From April 30 to May 17 MSF admitted 173 patients, 68 of whom have died. Many arrive with acute respiratory distress syndrome, making it hard to save their lives and suggesting many more are sick at home.
A key aim will be to support ongoing efforts to protect 70 million forcibly displaced people from COVID-19. About 26 million of these are refugees, 80% of whom are in countries with weak health systems.
Only one of 16 hospitals is fully functioning and more than half of all public health centers are out of service. Sporadic water shortages weaken people's ability to take basic hygiene precautions.
Con la pandemia teniendo un efecto ruinoso en los salarios familiares y exacerbando las amenazas existentes, el número de niños pequeños que sufren de desnutrición aguda podría aumentar en un 20%.
This support enabled UNICEF to continue trucking in safe water for drinking and cooking. This helped to protect the health of 90,000 people from dangerous diseases, including AWD and Cholera, in IDP camps in Ninawa governorate.
Ongoing heavy rain, which has killed nearly 300 and displaced about 500,000, has slowed down operations aimed at controlling the worst locust crisis in decades and increased the risk of spreading COVID-19.