Girls who spoke to Save the Children said child marriage laws, if they exist at all, were unlikely to protect them because they are rarely enforced. Stronger enforcement was vital, they said.
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The UN Refugee Agency stands ready to work with all States to ensure at least 20 per cent of refugees are vaccinated by the end of 2021, as per the target set by COVAX.
As of 20 June — day 48 into the new wave — Africa had 474,000 new cases — up 21% against the first 48 days of the second wave. At this rate, the surge is set to surpass the previous one by early July.
There are more than 1.2 million IDPs, 61% of whom are children, against 136,000 in the same period in 2019 - 10 times more families have been forced to flee because of armed violence in three years.
In Kandahar, a province in southern Afghanistan, about 25 schools were damaged in one district alone, potentially preventing almost 28,000 students from returning to their classrooms when they reopen.
For the first time in decades, child hunger and malnutrition are on the rise. Save the Children is launching its largest appeal ever, aiming to raise $130 million in the coming months.
Southern Madagascar is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years with more than 1.14 million people food-insecure. About 14,000 are already in catastrophic conditions and this will double by October.
About a third of Port-au-Prince’s territory is affected by an estimated 95 armed gangs, triggering approximately 13,600 displacements since the beginning of June.
Due to the pattern of violent incidents and serious harm to refugees and migrants, as well as the risk to the safety of staff, MSF has suspended humanitarian and medical care in Tripoli detention centres.
WFP analyses show that 41 million people are teetering on the very edge of famine in 43 countries, and the slightest shock will push them over the precipice. This number was 27 million in 2019.
UNHCR warns many who do not have nationality or identity documents will be excluded unless states make particular efforts to reach them and address the specific challenges they are likely to face.
International humanitarian spending dropped by $284 million between 2019 and 2020; the UK cut funding by the most, $900 million, offsetting increases by others, such as $800 million more from Germany.
More than 19,300 boys and girls affected by war last year were victims of grave violations such as recruitment or rape, and the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for experts to reach them.
Some 8,500 people have been expelled from their makeshift camp in Bambari, CAR, after renewed fighting broke out in the region. The camp was burnt to the ground and an MSF health post destroyed.
With the government and UNHCR announcing the closure of camps in June 2022, many feel fear and uncertainty about what will come next. But they are certain they don't want to return to Somalia.
The international medical humanitarian organization calls on the Security Council to renew the cross-border resolution for the provision of humanitarian aid by July 10.
Ten African countries account for 88 percent (28 million) of all forcibly displaced people on the continent. Each of these top 10 are in conflict, says Africa Center for Strategic Studies.
"We are seeing alarming trends that show many refugees around the world are unable to pay for food or rent and are struggling to access health care and education," says IFRC's Jagan Chapagain.
According to UNHCR’s latest annual Global Trends report released today, this is a further four per cent increase on top of the already record-high 79.5 million at the end of 2019.
This plan, which calls for $708 million, aims to provide life-saving emergency assistance, secure livelihoods through improving access to basic services, and ensure protection of the most vulnerable.