"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.”
Severe disruptions to insecticide-treated net campaigns and access to antimalarial medicines could lead to a doubling in the number of malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa this year compared to 2018.
Thousands of people have fled their homes daily since March 29 when security forces from Niger, Chad, Nigeria, Cameroon launched a military crackdown on armed groups in border regions.
An estimated 3.3 million children in DRC have unmet vital health needs, while across the country, 9.1 million children (nearly one in five of the under-18 population) require humanitarian assistance.
More than 14,000 people have been affected across 21 sites for internally displaced persons in Aden, which has been declared a disaster zone. Heavy rains have also been reported in Raymah, Taizz and Ibb.
Las comunidades afectadas por la violencia y la marginación serán quienes sufran más por los efectos de la pandemia a largo plazo, por lo que se necesitan acciones coordinadas para protegerlos, indicó el jefe regional de la CICR
Many governments’ responses have had devastating effects on people in poverty, said Philip Alston. “Despite huge financial support packages, the most vulnerable have been short-changed or excluded.”
MSF teams are responding in Al-Hassakeh hospital and in Al-Hol camp, with training and preparation of hospitals, and have staff and supplies ready to be sent to northeast Syria.
ACT Alliance launched an appeal for the recovery, livelihood and resilience needs of communities affected by Cyclone Idai. To date, about 60 per cent of the $8,168,517 appeal has been funded.
Countries struggling with the most severe effects of the climate crisis now find themselves grappling with sharply contracting economies and unsustainable debt levels.
If we don’t prepare and act now – to secure access, avoid funding shortfalls and disruptions to trade - we could be facing multiple famines of biblical proportions within a few months, said Beasley.
Se prevé que el número de personas que hacen frente a la inseguridad alimentaria aguda aumente a 265 millones en 2020 como resultado del impacto económico de la COVID-19.
Initial reports suggest more than 25 people have died and 40 injured, with fears of many others swept away by the flood waters. A health clinic in one of Uvira’s poorer neighbourhoods was destroyed.
The number of people facing acute food insecurity (IPC/CH 3 or worse) stands to rise to 265 million in 2020, up by 130 million from 135 million in 2019, due to the economic impact of COVID-19, warns WFP.
Eight organizations warn of the impact of the coronavirus - combined with the lean season, conflict and insecurity - which will stretch the population in a period of fasting and sharing for some.
The most basic and essential goods cannot be transported across the country and supermarket shelves are beginning to empty. These shortages will be particularly devastating for vulnerable populations.
“We’re desperately hoping that this first COVID-19 case in North East Syria can be contained or the consequences are unthinkable," says Save the Children Syria Response Director.
Since hostilities broke out in April 2014, the territory has been split, and a once-integrated community is now divided by a 427-kilometre-long frontline, the so-called “contact line”.
La OIM comenzó haciendo entrega de kits de higiene y desinfección, como así también tapabocas y alimentos para complementar los esfuerzos del gobierno panameño.