Since the military coup, 75 children have been killed, 1,000 arbitrarily detained and countless more deprived of medical care and education, according to credible information obtained by the CRC.
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Since the conflict began eight months ago in Ethiopia’s Tigray Regional State, millions of people are enduring unimaginable suffering, including displacement, hunger, death, and property destruction.
Since 22 June, the ADF are alleged to have brutally killed at least 14 people and injured many others in and around the city of Beni. Several properties were looted, and others burned to the ground.
Only about a quarter of the world's population have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This number drops dramatically in low-income countries, where only 1% of people have received one dose.
A senior UN official urged donors to step up support as ongoing drought and increased military operations amid foreign troop withdrawal are displacing scores of civilians.
As COVID death toll reached over 70,000, Save the Children is working with the Indonesian government to reform the care sector, ensuring that children are cared for by extended family wherever possible.
More than 20,400 are from Tigray and Amhara, which are in the midst of a conflict that has displaced nearly two million people. The returnees are among the population included in a $99 million appeal.
Namibia, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia accounted for 83% of the new deaths. The case fatality rate, the proportion of deaths among confirmed cases, is 2.6% against a global average of 2.2%.
Over the past two weeks, since commercial traffic ground to a halt, food prices are skyrocketing. Banks throughout the region are now closed, and people are running out of cash to cover basic needs.
About 23 million children missed out on basic vaccines through routine immunization services in 2020 - 3.7 million more than in 2019 - according to official data published by WHO and UNICEF.
At least 1,146 people died attempting to reach Europe by sea in the first six months of 2021. Deaths along these routes more than doubled so far this year compared to the same period in 2020.
The reports of killing, ill-treatment, persecution and discrimination are widespread and disturbing, creating fear and insecurity. Those who carry out any such acts must be held accountable.
Food security in the Arid and Semi-Arid Land counties is deteriorating quickly - an alarming situation at the onset of the dry season, with more than two million people experiencing food shortages.
FAO has urgently appealed for $30 million to reach nearly 1.2 million of the most food insecure people in northern Ethiopia. To date, just $6.2 million has been pledged.
The UN refugee chief has called on the US to lift Title 42 restrictions in effect since March 2020, and restore access to asylum systems in line with international legal and human rights obligations.
Grandi urges all parties and actors to comply with international legal obligations, including the protection of civilians, and to stop using and manipulating refugees to score political points.
An estimated 270,000 Afghans have been newly displaced inside the country since January 2021 – primarily due to insecurity and violence – bringing the total uprooted population to over 3.5 million.
With almost four million people needing emergency assistance, WFP has to double its capacity to transport the necessary 10,000 metric tons of food and 150,000 litres of fuel every week.
It is projected that up to 660 million people may still face hunger in 2030, 30 million more than in a scenario in which COVID-19 had not occurred, due to its lasting effects on global food security.
In 2020, the Gender-Based Violence Information Management System recorded 9,216 cases of gender-based violence countrywide, of which 24 per cent (or 2,281) represented sexual violence.