The UN estimates that about 770 people were killed and more than 1,500 injured, with numbers expected to rise. Up to 4,500 homes are estimated to be fully or partially damaged.
Nearly 30,000 children fled a new wave of violence in Cabo Delgado province in June, the highest number of children uprooted in a single month in the past year, Save the Children said.
Aid agencies warn of a humanitarian catastrophe should the UN Security Council fail to renew a resolution allowing lifesaving aid delivered cross-border to reach Syria by July 10.
As malnutrition increases, health needs in the region are mounting, especially among children, and clean water is becoming scarce. As people leave home in search of food, they can't access services.
A surge in attacks by armed groups in Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria in the past six months has forced nearly 36,000 people into the driest parts of Niger, exacerbating a severe hunger crisis, said Save the Children.
Earthquake-impacted provinces were already “hotspots” for crisis levels of food insecurity and acute malnutrition. In addition, the earthquake comes right before Afghanistan’s imminent harsh winter.
The resurgence of the M23 armed group has repercussions for the security, human rights and humanitarian situation in eastern DRC and the wider region, the top UN official in the country warned the SC.
Between 2005 and 2020, the UN verified more than 266,000 grave violations against children committed by parties in 30 conflict situations across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
This month, OCHA launches an upgraded version of the HumanitarianResponse.info (HR.info) platform, branded as ReliefWeb Response (RW Response), within ReliefWeb Labs. Labs projects explore new and emerging opportunities to improve information delivery to humanitarians.
RW Response will focus on aggregating operational content from existing platforms and will provide an authoritative source of...