The project compares Sao Paulo with some of the most crowded spaces where displaced people reside, illustrating the density of population in some refugee settings and bringing to light the challenges.
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More than 400,000 displaced people are sheltering in crowded and unsafe conditions in Cabo Delgado. MSF teams are providing medical care, but the growing and urgent needs outstrip their capacity.
About 361,000 people are sheltering in evacuation centres while another 54,400 are hosted by relatives and friends. Bicol's main COVID-19 laboratory has been damaged, prompting the suspension of testing.
As of 2 November, more than 3,200 Ivorian refugees had arrived in Liberia, Ghana and Togo. Most of the arrivals are women and children from Côte d’Ivoire’s west and southwest regions.
Just three months after the WHO declared Africa free of the wild polio virus, South Sudan has recorded at least nine new cases of polio, reportedly from the vaccine-derived poliovirus 2 (cVDPV2).
Thousands of people who fled their homes to escape clashes lost whatever food, crops and livestock they had. Floodwaters have left many displaced with even less to eat especially in Central Equatoria.
The $6 million appeal will target more than 64,000 children most in need, including Syrian refugees, with warm winter clothing and cash assistance to support families through the cold winter months.
According to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, 19 to 31 million people could be affected in areas along the typhoon’s track, 2.4 million of whom are considered most vulnerable.
World Vision's latest survey shows worsening situation under the pandemic; 73% of families don't have enough food, the separation of children from their parents and child marriage are increasing.
Beyond the direct damages caused by Typhoon Goni, children and their families will have to stay in cramped evacuation areas, exposing them to COVID-19 and other diseases, hunger and possible violence.
About 7.7 million people live in areas affected by flooding caused by the multiple storms, with 1.5 million people in nine provinces directly affected and 380,000 houses flooded, damaged or destroyed.
As the winds over the Horn of Africa shift direction and start blowing southwards during November, there is an increasing threat of new Ethiopian swarms reaching northern Kenya before the year-end.
UNFPA in Viet Nam has made available US$540,000 to secure immediate support for women and girls in six provinces affected by devastating floods triggered by almost a month of incessant storms.
With 250 million school-age children already out of school last year, the world was facing a “learning crisis”. But now with the pandemic, this crisis could turn into a generational catastrophe.
Millions of people in Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur do not have enough food, water, medical care or other necessities to survive, a crisis made more complicated by the pandemic, said ICRC.
The vessel reportedly left Mbour, western Senegal on October 24 bound for the Canary Islands. It caught fire a few hours after departure and capsized near Saint-Louis, on Senegal’s northwest coast.
“Human traffickers are adapting quickly, especially to online exploitation, but governments and civil society are struggling to provide effective protection to victims of trafficking,” UN expert said.
There are 53 people buried and feared dead in two landslides caused by the storm, according to government, and Red Cross teams have been working through the night to help with rescue efforts.
A new UNESCO, UNICEF and World Bank report looks at national education responses to COVID-19 including lost learning; remote learning support; school reopening plans; health protocols; and financing.
"Civilian lives are being lost at an alarming rate and people are suffering life-changing injuries. Significant damage has also been inflicted on civilian infrastructure, including medical facilities."