IOM is responding along with the Ministry of Health and the WHO with over 100 health staff deployed to border level surveillance, health facility-based interventions and mobile health teams.
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Many countries are reporting a surge in GBV cases, as well as violence against children. Kenya is following this trend: a third of crimes reported since COVID-19 arrived were related to sexual violence.
About 1.7 million people fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2019, putting the country top of the list of most newly internally displaced in Africa and second globally after Syria.
Displaced children are among the world’s most vulnerable to COVID-19 due to lack of access to basic services and risk of exposure to violence, exploitation, abuse and trafficking, says UNICEF.
Various UNHCR measures, such as additional emergency hotlines and food assistance, aim to protect persons of concern during the pandemic while reducing the impact on operations.
Violence against Malian refugees, reportedly by security forces in the Mentao camp, left at least 32 people injured. The camp is in Burkina Faso’s volatile Sahel region and hosts 6,500 refugees.
UNICEF has announced advanced support to this unprecedented education crisis, while advocating for the safe re-opening of schools that adhere to safety guidance.
However, in some countries, vaccination campaigns have come to a halt as health workers were diverted to the response of COVID-19. Ten million children risk missing their polio vaccination.
This appeal targets 9.9 million vulnerable people facing COVID-19-related risks in areas such as health, water, sanitation, food security and gender-based violence.
The most recent nutrition surveys in Afghanistan show that an annual estimate of two million children under five will suffer from the most life-threatening form of extreme hunger.
Nearly 2,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, including 61 deaths. A COVID-19 Humanitarian Plan for Afghanistan is seeking US$108 million to reach more than 6 million people.
Years of conflict and recent natural disasters have left many IDPs, refugees and host communities struggling to meet their basic needs and now particularly vulnerable to the threat of COVID-19.
UNESCO, UNICEF, WFP and World Bank issued new guidelines on the safe reopening of schools amidst ongoing closures affecting nearly 1.3 billion students worldwide.
At least 5.2 million children under five are already acutely malnourished across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, including nearly 1.3 million children who are severely malnourished and at risk of starvation.
Heavy rains and flash floods have interrupted access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities and destroyed homes and displaced families, creating optimal conditions for the spread of diseases.
The pandemic will be felt acutely in conflict zones, where millions get by with little or no health care, food, water and electricity, precarious livelihoods, volatile prices and destroyed infrastructure.
DRC is seeking $75 million to reach 6.5 million affected people globally. If no action is taken now, DRC warns the COVID-19 crisis will have devastating impacts far beyond the immediate health risks.
Desde el día 16 de marzo, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados ha apoyado la salida de 434 personas solicitantes de asilo de los centros de detención para inmigrantes.
Routine immunizations in South Asia have been severely disrupted by COVID-19 lockdowns. Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles, have already been seen in various countries.