Most of the world will be living with water stress in the next few years. We must all act now, said UN representatives during the launch of the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021.
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New data from the World Health Organization shows the continent's third wave is gaining pace and nearing the first-wave peak of more than 120,000 weekly cases recorded in July 2020.
Negative coping mechanisms such as survival sex and child marriage became more common during the pandemic because of severe economic hardship and reduced food assistance, according to UNHCR.
Hospital beds are full in many areas across the country and oxygen supplies cannot keep up. Infection rates have skyrocketed by around 2,400 per cent in the past month.
Save the Children reveals that some of the world’s most persecuted children are denied safety, citizenship and education in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.
More than eight million people in Liptako-Gourma, spanning Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, will benefit from WB project that focuses on combatting the vicious cycle of fragility that plagues this area.
Increased funding from donors is urgently needed in order for UNICEF to reach every child across the region with critical health, nutrition, water, sanitation, education, and protection services.
COVID-19 continues to devastate the region, and the future of millions of refugees and migrants and their hosts is at stake. Solidarity and commitment are needed more than ever, said Eduardo Stein.
Drastic reduction in rainfall has caused levels of food and water scarcity across 25 provinces in Afghanistan not seen since the drought of 2018 that displaced a quarter of a million people.
For the next six months, WFP requires $4.5 billion. The consequences of inaction and funding shortfalls will be measured in lost lives and setbacks in progress towards long-term development goals.
Preparations for the vaccination campaign for the more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in the camps are ongoing, but a launch date has yet to be confirmed.
These funds will provide essentials such as clean water, shelter and food for people who need it most in 12 countries in Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.
While the $2.75 billion pledged to the Global Partnership for Education by G7 leaders is commendable, it falls short of the $3.5 billion sought by Plan International and its civil society partners.
Expanding humanitarian access to SPLM-N controlled enclaves is crucial to providing urgent aid to an estimated 800,000 people in these areas, who desperately need relief following years of isolation.
Ethiopia today officially launched a preventive oral cholera vaccination campaign targeting two million people aged one year and above in Tigray region to avert a potential outbreak.
In the first week of June, clashes in the neighborhood of Martissant and other districts of Port-au-Prince caused many injuries and displaced more than 1,000 people, including MSF patients and staff.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warns that a further escalation in violence is unfolding across Myanmar and must be halted to prevent even greater loss of life and a deepening emergency.
Some 70,000 people have fled Palma since 24 March, bringing the total number of displaced in Cabo Delgado province to nearly 800,000 according to humanitarian estimates.
The latest IPC report states that 350,000 people are already facing catastrophic conditions in Tigray. This is the highest number of people classified in IPC 5 in a single country in the past decade.
Africa accounts for less than 1% of the 2.1 billion doses administered globally; so far, 2% of the continent’s 1.3 billion people have received one dose and only 9.4 million are fully vaccinated.