More than 33 million people in India could be exposed to the high winds of Cyclone Amphan, according to the US Pacific Disaster Center, while more than five million could be affected in Bangladesh.
Con miles de venezolanos indígenas en riesgo de coronavirus en Brasil y Colombia, ACNUR está trabajando para asegurar el acceso a recursos esenciales necesarios para proteger la salud.
“Widespread lockdowns have resulted in horrific conditions where girls and women, who are experiencing violence and abuse, have no one to turn to and nowhere to go. They are trapped,” said Plan.
UNHCR is extremely concerned about the deteriorating situation.Those fleeing speak of extreme violence - murders, kidnappings for ransom and pillaging and looting of villages.
Just days after the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Cox’s Bazar, about 1.2 million refugees and host community members now face the cyclone, with maximum sustained winds of 265 km/h.
Older people have been forced to live in crowded schools, camps or out in the open, exposed to COVID-19 and other diseases. There is also concern about elderly unable to access ARVs after being displaced.
UNAMA’s preliminary figures indicate a trend of escalating civilian casualties in April from operations conducted by Taliban and security forces. There is also grave concern about violence in May.
There is a real concern about the growing risk of famine, potentially even several famines at once. Before the pandemic hit, 27 million people were in “emergency” levels of acute food insecurity.
Decenas de miles de personas se enfrentan a restricciones de movimiento que hacen que obtener ayuda y protección sea más difícil para aquellos que tienen que huir para salvar su vida.
By straining fragile health systems, COVID-19 threatens Venezuelans both at home and in nearby countries. Women and girls will suffer the most due to limited supplies and services.
Last year, the country reported 3,069 suspected cases of cholera, including four associated deaths, while in the first quarter of this year, 3,193 suspected cases, including 15 deaths, were reported.
An escalating situation of chronic violence and insecurity, with COVID-related restrictions, is risking lives and exacerbating hardship for thousands of people in northern Central America, warns UNHCR.
Food insecurity has resulted in heightened protection risks for children, including sexual violence, child labour and child marriage. School closures, due to COVID-19, have heightened risks for girls.
The world’s largest measles outbreak is still spreading across DRC. Chad’s measles outbreak has been raging for two years since May 2018, while CAR declared its measles outbreak in January 2020.
Cox's Bazar, which hosts more than 855,000 refugees and 444,000 locals living in and around the camps, is extremely overcrowded and conditions are ripe for the spread of the virus.
Many in the region continue to suffer from armed conflict, displacement, and recurrent droughts and floods. Furthermore, a large-scale infestation of locusts threatens food security and livelihoods.
Closures and restrictions often result in the use of more risky routes and conditions, and higher prices for smuggling, exposing migrants and refugees to increased abuse, exploitation and trafficking.
Two cases have been confirmed at a Juba protection site, which shelters nearly 30,000 civilians; however, South Sudan has been relatively unscathed by the pandemic, with 74 cases recorded.
La pandemia de COVID-19 está devastando los sistemas de salud. Para no retroceder una década en los avances en la reducción de la mortalidad infantil, es urgente tomar medidas, señala UNICEF.
WFP will now reach 76,000 refugees who will receive food assistance and 280,000 IDPs, while UNHCR will continue the second month of hygiene cash assistance, supporting 550,000 refugees and IDPs.