The closure of the programme has increased animal disease and mortality, and more than 215,000 rural households facing food insecurity are now without part or all of their main source of income.
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Teachers have had to adapt their work almost overnight and they are now managing this new reality with numerous difficulties, but also a high level of personal commitment.
On 8 August, vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was confirmed in country. The only way to stop the outbreak spreading further is to vaccinate every 8.6 million children under the age of five.
Almost 100 new cases are reported every day as 2.7 million people remain displaced and at high risk of contracting the virus in a region where the health system is already weakened by conflict.
UNFPA says that six months of pandemic-related lockdowns could result in 31 million additional cases of gender-based violence, as well as lost progress in ending harmful practices.
Months-long stay-at-home measures aimed at curbing the virus spread have taken a hard toll on the more than four million Venezuelan refugees. Untold numbers are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.
Despite battling coronavirus pandemic, level of violence has increased rapidly, with average number of monthly massacres doubling from five in the first half of 2020, to 11 over the past three months.
Only 16% of people feel included in assessing threats, policies and plans, and taking action to reduce disaster risk. Many of the institutions designed to protect communities don’t listen to them.
Authorities in Una Sana canton, bordering Croatia, took the drastic action Wednesday night, claiming pressure from the local community. The move adds 350 people to the 2,500 sleeping rough in Bosnia.
Health systems in the Americas are not adequately responding to the needs of older adults and must be adapted in light of the pandemic, say experts at the Pan American Health Organization.
In a new report, Save the Children analyzed the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality. Up to 2.5 million additional girls are expected to marry over the next five years.
Agencies called on leaders to ensure refugees are included in safety nets and support services and stressed the need for stronger integration of refugees, their skills and knowledge, in responses.
On the occasion of the 20th global UN Day of Older Persons: "Tragically, the COVID-19 pandemic ... has a disproportionate impact on older persons and has magnified existing violations of their rights."
Severe floods, Desert Locusts and COVID-19 have left 2.1 million people facing food consumption gaps. In addition, 849,900 under-fives are likely to be acutely malnourished through August 2021.
The global economy is expected to contract by US$7 trillion in 2020 as a result of the pandemic. Only by tackling it together, will lives and livelihoods be restored, says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
UNHCR is urging governments and donors to help bridge critical gaps by ensuring the inclusion of refugee students in national education systems and the continuity of tertiary education programs.
The tracker analyses government measures in three areas: those that tackle violence against women and girls, support unpaid care, and strengthen women’s economic security.
After almost ten years of conflict and displacement, the total number of food-insecure children across the country has risen to more than 4.6 million, a new report by Save the Children reveals.
Programme will help hundreds of children to escape from dangerous working environments and return to education and training, as well as providing their families with a package of support.
More than 85,000 pupils were registered at the schools damaged by the blasts and it will take up to a year for the most severely damaged buildings to be repaired.