No positive case of the disease has been confirmed in the country. The vaccines have been approved to protect people at high risk under a priority-one country for Ebola preparedness.
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Most parts of the country are facing critical water shortages. We are facing widespread food insecurity, malnutrition, population displacement and disease. We need funding now to save lives.
As of 8 April, IOM's Displacement Tracking Matrix has recorded nearly 14,000 people displaced to Nangade, Mueda, Montepuez and Pemba by the latest surge in violence. This number is growing daily.
All tribes responsible for violence in Darfur must be disarmed and the state must be able to ... ensure the rule of law, including by preventing armed civilians from taking the law into their own hands.
Libya, Somalia, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen reported their highest numbers of deaths last month since the start of the pandemic. There are reports of health systems at risk of collapse.
Living conditions are dire, with thousands of people packed into about a dozen decrepit buildings. Hundreds more women and children sleep outside without any protection from the elements.
"People fleeing violence have arrived in a place ill-equipped to receive them, with many sleeping in makeshift camps at a school and public basketball court in the city of Arauquita," said CARE.
The rations will be reduced from this month and affect nearly 700,000 refugees and IDPs who will now receive 50% of a full ration, down from 70%. A full ration provides 2,100 kilocalories per person.
Surveys of nearly 16,200 households in 25 countries done between October and November 2020 showed that 42% of households had less to eat, while 44% reported a decline in the quality of their diets.
In a historic show of solidarity for a continent that contributes only 5% to global emissions, more than 30 leaders committed to help Africa adapt to climate change and “build forward better".
The fire destroyed homes, belongings, and important documents, including identification and data cards, that allow Rohingya refugees to work and access food and essential services in Cox’s Bazar.
“As of [6 April], 2,065 households have been affected with the floods and are currently in 11 evacuation centres that we have established in Dili to help those in need of emergency supplies."
“People fleeing Palma are completely traumatized by the violence they've witnessed in the past few days, and now, more than ever, they need our help. Our priority is saving lives ..." said WFP.
"The first phase of the vaccination is conducted in Central Equatoria State targeting health care workers as well as persons aged 65 years and older" - Minister of Health Hon Elizabeth Achuei.
An attack by insurgents on Palma has forced out at least 11,000 people, with thousands more trapped. Civilians have been arriving in Pemba, Nangade, Mueda and Montepuez by foot, road and boat.
The number of people affected by high acute food insecurity is estimated at 27.3 million or one in three people, including nearly seven million people grappling with emergency levels of acute hunger.
More needs to be done to effectively protect civilians, including boosting the military presence and patrols across the region and ensuring that the soldiers respect people’s rights, says HRW.
While the extent of the casualties, loss and damages is yet to be assessed, this event is without doubt the worst flooding the country has seen in recent history.
Ukraine ranks fifth in the world for civilian casualties as a result of landmines and ERW, and in top three for antivehicle landmine accidents. That makes the east of Ukraine one of the most mine-contaminated regions in the world.
As a result of the attacks, OCHA reports that at least 80% of homes in the area have been destroyed or severely damaged, with 70% of the displaced suffering as victims of violence.