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.
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At the end of a week-long meeting in Switzerland, the parties to the conflict in Yemen reached what the UN envoy there called “a very important milestone”, in agreeing to release a first group of detainees.
An estimated 600,000 children were hit by floods between August and the beginning of September in more than a dozen countries, forcing many out of school or delaying the start of the academic year.
In Zambia, locusts have been reported in Central, Southern and Western regions and the invasion has become very serious in Sesheke and Mwandi. The locusts also affect Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
A new report from Every Woman Every Child highlights substantially higher maternal, newborn, child and adolescent mortality rates in countries chronically affected by conflict.
UNHCR is calling for urgent action to improve conditions and ensure humane solutions for asylum seekers in reception centres in the Aegean islands, including in the new emergency site on Lesvos.
Conflict in the far north has resulted in the forced displacement of just over 321,886 Cameroonians and 115,000 Nigerian refugees. More than 30,000 people have lost their lives.
The heaviest rains, which began in August, are believed to be the worst in more than a decade. Homes have been destroyed, health centres damaged, and farmlands submerged across the Sahel.
The UN Secretary-General issued his first call for a global ceasefire in March, yet early signs of progress have since stalled as armed groups have continued or even increased fighting.
In 2019, about 5.6 million people were registered as refugees and 6.4 million as internally displaced and 11.7 million still needed at least one form of humanitarian assistance.
More than 20 million people are food-insecure with 13 million requiring WFP aid to meet daily needs. Another three million are at risk of worsening hunger as COVID-19 sweeps unchecked across Yemen.
Recurring local emergencies, the impacts of the pandemic on the capacity of emergency assistance, and the growing food insecurity in the region are all cause for concern today and in the near future.
IOM is assisting unaccompanied children and other vulnerable people who are deemed eligible by the authorities for transfer from the islands to mainland Greece and relocation to other European states.
About 14.6 million new internal displacements were recorded across 127 countries and territories between January and June 2020, according to a new report by Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.
Eighty new cases were recorded on 14 September alone, the highest one-day total since early July. Furthermore, testing has remained limited, which raises doubts about the true number of infections.
"Serious questions have been raised whether these children, and growing numbers of others, are being caught in the crossfire of war, or being deliberately targeted," UN Human Rights expert said.
The International Rescue Committee has been responding to COVID-19 as well as the two outbreaks and is now calling for a rapid increase in funding to scale up its response and mitigate disease spread.
Thousands of refugees have crossed into Tanzania. With Cabo Delgado recording the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in Mozambique, displacement has the potential to accelerate its spread.
In the next 12 months, essential health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation and child protection services will be provided to up to 30,000 people in four provinces of the country.
The agencies will expand their partnership, launched in June, to provide food support for people outside Tripoli, including Zawiya, Misrata, Benghazi and Zwara, as well as continuing in Tripoli.