Nearly four million doses from COVAX arrived in Africa last week, against just 245,000 doses from the facility throughout the month of June. COVAX aims to ship 520 million doses to Africa by year-end.
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The failure of rich countries to back the removal of monopolies and drive down excessive prices has directly contributed to vaccine scarcity in poorer nations, according to nearly 70 organisations.
UNHCR, is deeply saddened by the deaths of six Rohingya refugees as three days of heavy monsoon rains and strong winds pelted massive refugee sites in Cox’s Bazar, causing flash floods and landslides.
Millions of Lebanese have seen living conditions deteriorate, forcing some to leave the country. The crisis is causing one-third of children to go to bed hungry and most households are short on food.
Practically all peacekeepers and staff have now left the hybrid UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in line with its drawdown plan, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Tuesday.
"Based on our most recent estimates, a staggering 40 per cent of all school-aged children across Eastern and Southern Africa are currently not in school. Four in ten," said UNICEF.
An estimated 24,000 Eritrean refugees in Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps in Tigray's Mai Tsebri area are facing intimidation and harassment and living in constant anguish, cut off from humanitarian aid.
Report estimates 270,000-330,000 people are living there but levels of rebuilding and rehabilitation of housing remain low, with children living in constant fear of homes collapsing on top of them.
The worst-affected Ambovombe-Androy district, where global acute malnutrition rates have touched an alarming 27 percent is at risk of famine unless urgent steps are taken to prevent further deterioration.
About 800,000 children missed out on routine vaccinations last year, according to WHO and UNICEF. Save the Children warns of a ‘perfect storm for another health emergency’ amidst surging COVID cases.
New financing mechanism builds on Gavi's new AMC cost-sharing arrangement. This allows AMC countries to purchase doses beyond the fully donor-subsidized ones they are already receiving from COVAX.
UNAMA reported 5,183 civilian casualties in the first half of 2021, up 47 per cent from the same period in 2020, with an acute rise in the number of civilians killed and injured from 1 May.
If the public water supply system collapses, UNICEF estimates that water costs could skyrocket by 200 per cent a month when securing water from alternative or private water suppliers.
According to new figures from the government, more than 1.3 million Burkinabè have been internally displaced in just over two years. Six per cent of the population is now displaced inside the country.
"Without concrete actions that result in real changes for rural producers, hunger and poverty will only grow, and increased instability and migration will follow,” said Gilbert F. Houngbo.
An estimated 1.14 million people in the Grand Sud are suffering from severe acute food insecurity, including nearly 14,000 people who are struggling to survive famine conditions.
It is the first passenger flight since commercial flights were halted on 24 June and took more than 30 employees from organisations working to deliver urgently needed aid to conflict-hit communities.
While Africa's rise in cases has declined due to a drop in South Africa, which accounts for most reported infections, many countries are at peak risk and the third wave is accelerating faster than before.
Save the Children is ‘deeply concerned' about the catastrophic impact that the widespread loss of lives and livelihoods will have on children, who have already been held back by school disruptions.
Aggravated by climate change and land diversion, the “worst drought in 40 years” has driven thousands from their homes to seek refuge in Namibia as food and water grow increasingly scarce.