Last year alone, more than a third of the verified child casualties were caused by explosive weapons - with the number dramatically higher in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
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The passage of Eta, added to the impact of COVID-19, has greatly increased humanitarian needs, requiring a comprehensive response in food security, health, WASH, shelter, protection and education.
According to latest UNHCR data, only 15,425 refugees were resettled from January to the end of September this year, compared with 50,086 over the same period last year.
Ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit on 21 November, agencies are calling for early action to prevent soaring rates of hunger and malnutrition resulting from pandemic-related global economic recession.
Southern Madagascar is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster, with more than half the region’s population requiring emergency food assistance, as COVID-19 collides with the premature dry season.
The outbreak in western DRC, announced on 1 June 2020, came as another in the east was winding down. By the end of the 11th one there were 119 confirmed cases, 11 probable, 55 deaths and 75 recoveries.
The ongoing crisis in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states and the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are driving hunger to alarming levels. Up to 5.1 million people risk being critically food-insecure.
Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen will each receive a share of $80 million. An extra $20 million set aside for anticipatory action to fight hunger in Ethiopia.
Women, men and children have been crossing the border at the rate of 4,000 per day since 10 November, rapidly overwhelming the humanitarian response capacity on the ground
While the COVID-19 crisis has shown the realities of how vulnerable the world can be, the climate crisis is and will continue to have much more significant impact, according to a new IFRC report.
According to Save the Children, at least 29 children have been killed or injured in the two cities in October as fighting flared up again – an increase of 55% compared to the monthly average in 2020.
Hurricane Iota might be the second, fatal blow to children and their families who were already suffering after Hurricane Eta struck exactly two weeks ago. Many people lost everything to Eta.
With gradual improvements of the security situation in areas in Bangui, over 15,000 refugees in North and South Ubangi Provinces have so far have signed up for voluntary repatriation.
The COVID-19 pandemic is reversing development gains and testing the foundations of global peace, yet it also presents an unprecedented opportunity to collaborate in helping governments and communities build back better.
Participants stressed the importance of religious leaders in cultivating broad support for the negotiations and urged them to reach out to their communities to drum up support for the peace process.
Red Cross fears for the safety of thousands who remain trapped, with at least 47,000 people rescued so far. Around 90 per cent of homes have been flooded in Tuguegarao, the Cagayan provincial capital.
The victims drowned in three separate shipwrecks, bringing the death toll of people who have died trying to escape Libya by crossing the Mediterranean Sea to nearly 700 this year alone.
Eta arrived at the worst time, making life harder for millions of people already hard hit by years of erratic weather and the socioeconomic crisis COVID-19 caused.
As the number of confirmed cases has continued to rise in the last few weeks, the campaign will target children in seven states and 45 counties in the first round.
An unprecedented five tropical storms have made landfall in the Philippines in a period of three weeks, beginning 25 October with Typhoon Molave and continuing this week with severe tropical storm Vamco.