The priority of this funding is to implement vital programmes that meet the immediate needs of affected populations, particularly those in the provinces of Lac, Kanem and Barh-El-Gazal.
Hundreds of Venezuelans are returning home as lockdown measures prevent them from earning a living. More could follow without an increase in funding for the Colombian government’s pandemic response.
Living in crowded conditions, without adequate access to water and sanitation, and with precarious livelihoods and food security, refugees are particularly vulnerable to the virus.
More lives are at risk in the Centre Nord and Sahel regions where hundreds of thousands of displaced people, including small children, are being forced to sleep in the open at the mercy of the elements.
As the pandemic accelerates across lower-income countries, the agency is warning that failure to act now in countries across south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa could result in three million deaths.
As the number of COVID-19 cases nears 1,500 in Ukraine, UN Population Fund is urgently distributing medical kits containing disinfectant and personal protective equipment.
The IFRC issued cash grant to the Vanuatu Red Cross to assist with the deployment of staff and volunteers as well as further the movement of prepositioned stocks closer to areas likely to be affected.
El Secretario General de la ONU pidió que se adopten medidas para hacer frente al estremecedor repunte global de la violencia doméstica debido a los confinamientos decretados por los Gobiernos contra el COVID-19.
The Irish humanitarian aid agency is to use the Community-Led Action approach it successfully adopted during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014 in its response to the spread of COVID-19.
According to Amnesty International, mistakes that have been made during general humanitarian response efforts for Rohingya refugees are being repeated.
The unprecedented fund was set up by the UN Foundation. It is the only way for individuals and organizations to contribute directly to WHO’s global efforts to tackle the pandemic.
El titular de la ONU informó que un número considerable de partes en conflicto aceptaron su petición a bajar las armas, entre ellos el Ejército de Liberación Nacional en Colombia.
In 2019 alone, MSF treated more than 10,000 patients for malnutrition in Borno and more than 33,000 confirmed cases of malaria. Humanitarian needs in Borno would still be huge even without COVID-19.
"Ten days ago, I issued an appeal for an immediate ceasefire in all corners of the globe... There should be only one fight in our world today: our shared battle against COVID-19." - UN Chief
For the past few months, many people in Paletwa Township have been living with food shortages and price hikes. Intensified fighting has resulted in trade and supply disruptions and fresh displacement of people
Militant attacks have affected some 25,000 Malian refugees, who lived in remote camps near the border with Burkina Faso. Most have now chosen to return home despite facing insecurity there as well,
One year since the launch of a military offensive in Tripoli, Libya, fighting is further worsening with COVID-19 now bringing new threats, warns UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in the region and case numbers increasing exponentially, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.
The plan targets 5.6 million people with food assistance and support in the areas of health, water-sanitation-hygiene, education, protection, nutrition, shelter, and camp coordination and management.
More than five million people face severe food insecurity across the region, according to a new joint food security assessment released today by food security partners including WFP.