While several countries throughout Latin America and the rest of the world have closed borders, Mexico has continued to register new asylum claims from people fleeing brutal violence and persecution.
Tearfund is carrying out hygiene promotion and education often via social media, building taps and water tanks, distributing essential hygiene kits and improving sanitation, and distributing food.
The economic and physical disruptions caused by the disease could have vast consequences for the rights and health of women and girls, a new analysis by UNFPA and partners shows.
An estimated 45.7 million people are living in internal displacement because of conflict and violence in 61 countries, the majority in Syria, Colombia, DRC, Yemen and Afghanistan.
Save the Children will refurbish nine buildings that the government will use as health facilities for up to 1,000 COVID-19 patients, comprising Lebanese citizens as well as Syrian and Palestinian refugees.
As of 20 April 2020, 1.6 billion learners have been hit by school closures. This impacts their ability to learn as well as their access to health, nutrition and protection services offered in schools.
Some four million people in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are already facing extreme hunger and this could rise to 5.5 million by August. Across West Africa, 11 million people need immediate food aid.
Urgent need for all parties to the conflict to do more to protect civilians from harm, especially in view of the looming threat posed to all Afghans by COVID-19, says UNAMA.
“This tragedy comes on top of the COVID-19 crisis, which comes on top of the pre-famine last year, which came on top of the worst cholera outbreak in modern history,” said the Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen.
Only two-thirds of Iraqi kids are protected against measles. Disruption of immunization services caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is likely to further reduce measles coverage by an additional 20 per cent.
Over the past three weeks, UNICEF has donated an increasing number of health and hygiene supplies to government institutions or families in 12 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.
The current disruptions in immunization services against measles, diphtheria and polio could create pathways to disastrous outbreaks in 2020 and well beyond.
Violence has been a fact of life in the West Bank for decades, and it permeates domestic dynamics, creating difficulties within the home and within family relationships.
While flawed, Cameroon’s release of findings is an important first step in establishing the truth around the killings of civilians by government forces; however, HRW urges the release of the full report.
Las medidas de respuesta al COVID-19 se han convertido en una oportunidad para matar y amenazar a indígenas, líderes sociales y agricultores, y apoderarse de territorio en el Cauca.
The cyclone has caused massive destruction across the region affecting Vanuatu the most. More than a third of its population and over 20,000 children live in the worst affected areas.
Non-governmental organizations, UN agencies and the Red Cross and Red Crescent are scaling up and delivering vital assistance to millions of people despite challenges.
It is still unclear how the patient confirmed positive on 10 April contracted the virus: he was diagnosed after his death and had no known contacts with previous Ebola patients.
"Years of conflict and sanctions have taken a toll on the Iraqi health care system; the COVID-19 pandemic may overwhelm this already weakened infrastructure,” said IOM Iraq chief.
“Operating conditions are restrictive and we don’t have enough resources. Until donors see that we are allowed by authorities to do our jobs the right way ... funding is going to remain limited.”