The drought and food crisis is one of the worst suffered in Afghanistan in recent decades, as 13.1 million people are grappling with food shortages, according to the latest food insecurity analysis.
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The program will reach up to 185,000 children by the end of this year and aims to expand to 1.5 million students in the areas most affected by food insecurity by the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
Nearly 20,000 people have been directly affected by La Soufrière volcanic eruptions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. As it remains highly active, these numbers may increase in the coming weeks.
Forty-five countries are at the highest risk of suffering the impact of climate change. Children in these countries will be hit by food and water shortages, and other health threats.
UNHCR’s operation in Costa Rica has received only 11 per cent of the US$32 million needed to help refugees meet their most basic needs and support the authorities to expedite processing of asylum claims.
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In the first quarter, at least 70 incidents of armed violence – shelling, crossfire and airstrikes – resulted in injuries or deaths of civilians in Marib. In March alone, there were 40 casualties.
According to local authorities, an estimated 21,000 people, mainly women and children, have been displaced since 28 March by clashes between Luba and Kuba ethnic groups in Kasai’s Bakwakenge locality.
From January to March this year, 34,173 unaccompanied children were identified at the border between Mexico and the United States - an increase from 14,414 from October to December 2020.
The situation may worsen in the coming months especially between June and August. The socio-economic impacts of Covid-19 have become wider and deeper particularly in developing countries.
La Soufrière volcano has been active since December 2020 with increased activity since last week. Health and potable water capacities of the island nation are stretched.
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Frightened Rohingya refugees have formed patrols to watch for fires at night in order to protect loved ones. They fear it is only a matter of time before another major blaze tears through their homes.
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Arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances have allegedly been carried out by the Tanzanian police and intelligence services in cooperation with the Burundian intelligence services, the experts said.
The resurging violence has reportedly left 144 people dead and 230 injured. Agencies are trying to establish the exact number of newly displaced people within West Darfur, estimated to be thousands.
Some of those who have signed up for voluntary repatriation because of pressures and conditions in Dadaab have ended up in IDP camps in Somalia with fewer resources and greater insecurity.
Urgent measures are needed to prevent COVID-19, while providing relief to thousands of people hit by record floods and mudslides that have claimed more than 200 lives in Indonesia and Timor-Leste.