Hostilities in western Libya have continued to cause civilian casualties and triggered new displacement at a time when the country is responding to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Los niños detenidos son también más vulnerables al abandono, el abuso y la violencia de género, especialmente si la pandemia o las medidas de contención provocan una falta de personal o de atención.
Many are being held in confined and overcrowded spaces with inadequate access to nutrition, healthcare and hygiene services – conditions that are highly conducive to the spread of diseases.
OCHA's weekly Impact Update highlights the current situation across the country, impacts on various sectors and response from the government and humanitarian agencies.
The powerful storm hit four countries - Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Tonga last week. Thousands urgently need shelter, water, sanitation and food while houses and crops are destroyed.
A report details a project for a new independent service, which facilitates a more direct relationship between humanitarian organisations and the communities with which they work.
In the joint statement, 59 NGOs urge all parties to the conflict to immediately halt fighting, lift restrictions and end interference with vital humanitarian operations.
While many parties have responded positively to the UN chief's appeal, the five UN envoys to the Middle East stressed that more needs to be done to translate it into action.
With continuous conflicts burdening Cameroon's health system, experts warn that the government's suspension of aid flights to limit COVID-19 will only do more harm.
The new case in Beni is the first since mid-February, sparking concern for humanitarian implications caused by the combination of COVID-19, Ebola and the persistent threat of conflict and displacement.
While the COVID-19 pandemic is foremost a health crisis, its implications are more far-reaching and could threaten global peace and security, the UN Secretary-General warned on Thursday.
Tanzania is tapping into the skills of health workers already knowledgeable in disease control, establishing influenza sentinel surveillance system and repurposing facilities to tackle COVID-19.
Migrants continue to attempt the Mediterranean crossing, fleeing violence, abuse and poverty amid heightened concern over the COVID-19 pandemic. IOM urges states to uphold international obligations.
In the six East African countries worst affected or at risk of locusts, about 20 million people are already experiencing acute food insecurity, with a further 15 million in Yemen so affected.
More than 1.5 billion students are out of school. Widespread job and income loss is likely to increase rates of child labor, sexual exploitation, teen pregnancy, child marriage and domestic violence.
Un envío de unas 90 toneladas de suministros vitales llegó a Caracas e incluye equipos de protección personal para trabajadores de la salud, kits hospitalarios y equipos de higiene y saneamiento.
The economic fallout could increase global poverty by as much as 8 per cent of the total population. This would be the first time that poverty has increased globally in 30 years.
The funds will be used to support public health responses to contain the spread of COVID-19 and provide targeted humanitarian assistance and protection to the most vulnerable and at-risk communities.
Libya recorded its first case of COVID-19 on March 24. Security challenges are now coupled with grave health concerns posed by the potential spread of the virus, especially in detention centres.
Un avión con 90 toneladas de suministros sanitarios, agua, higiene y educación llega hoy al país como parte de la respuesta de las Naciones Unidas contra la COVID-19 en Venezuela.