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ReliefWeb - Updates - Headlines

Deadly floods and landslides hit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:16:23 +0000

Countries: Bangladesh, Myanmar
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR, is deeply saddened by the deaths of six Rohingya refugees as three days of heavy monsoon rains and strong winds pelted massive refugee sites in Cox’s Bazar, causing flash floods and landslides.

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One year after Beirut blast, Lebanon is running out of chances

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:27:51 +0000

Country: Lebanon
Source: Project HOPE

Millions of Lebanese have seen living conditions deteriorate, forcing some to leave the country. The crisis is causing one-third of children to go to bed hungry and most households are short on food.

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Sudan: UN-African Union Mission in Darfur in final shutdown phase

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 20:34:19 +0000

Country: Sudan
Source: UN News Service

Practically all peacekeepers and staff have now left the hybrid UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in line with its drawdown plan, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Tuesday.

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World: More than 600 million children in countries not on academic break still hit by school closures

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:34:23 +0000

Country: World
Source: UN Children's Fund

"Based on our most recent estimates, a staggering 40 per cent of all school-aged children across Eastern and Southern Africa are currently not in school. Four in ten," said UNICEF.

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Ethiopia: Eritrean refugees in Tigray caught up in conflict

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:27:11 +0000

Countries: Eritrea, Ethiopia
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

An estimated 24,000 Eritrean refugees in Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps in Tigray's Mai Tsebri area are facing intimidation and harassment and living in constant anguish, cut off from humanitarian aid.

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Syria: Four years after the battle for Al Raqqa, children are still living among ruins

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 00:01:00 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: Save the Children

Report estimates 270,000-330,000 people are living there but levels of rebuilding and rehabilitation of housing remain low, with children living in constant fear of homes collapsing on top of them.

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Malnutrition among children expected to quadruple in Southern Madagascar as drought worsens

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:39:10 +0000

Country: Madagascar
Sources: World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund

The worst-affected Ambovombe-Androy district, where global acute malnutrition rates have touched an alarming 27 percent is at risk of famine unless urgent steps are taken to prevent further deterioration.

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Disruption to routine vaccinations poses serious threat to children in Indonesia

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:22:27 +0000

Country: Indonesia
Source: Save the Children

About 800,000 children missed out on routine vaccinations last year, according to WHO and UNICEF. Save the Children warns of a ‘perfect storm for another health emergency’ amidst surging COVID cases.

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COVAX and World Bank to accelerate vaccine access for developing countries

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:20:01 +0000

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Country: World
Sources: World Bank, GAVI Alliance

New financing mechanism builds on Gavi's new AMC cost-sharing arrangement. This allows AMC countries to purchase doses beyond the fully donor-subsidized ones they are already receiving from COVAX.

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Civilian casualties in Afghanistan set to hit unprecedented highs this year

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:30:24 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Source: UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

UNAMA reported 5,183 civilian casualties in the first half of 2021, up 47 per cent from the same period in 2020, with an acute rise in the number of civilians killed and injured from 1 May.

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More than 71 per cent of people risk losing access to water supply in Lebanon

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 16:35:31 +0000

Countries: Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic
Source: UN Children's Fund

If the public water supply system collapses, UNICEF estimates that water costs could skyrocket by 200 per cent a month when securing water from alternative or private water suppliers.

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Record numbers forced to flee ongoing violence in Burkina Faso

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:58:54 +0000

Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

According to new figures from the government, more than 1.3 million Burkinabè have been internally displaced in just over two years. Six per cent of the population is now displaced inside the country.

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World: Food systems that ignore the needs of poor rural people are doomed to fail, warns IFAD president

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:30:45 +0000

Country: World
Source: International Fund for Agricultural Development

"Without concrete actions that result in real changes for rural producers, hunger and poverty will only grow, and increased instability and migration will follow,” said Gilbert F. Houngbo.

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Severe drought causes hunger crisis in Madagascar

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 01:02:05 +0000

Country: Madagascar
Source: Action Against Hunger USA

An estimated 1.14 million people in the Grand Sud are suffering from severe acute food insecurity, including nearly 14,000 people who are struggling to survive famine conditions.

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Ethiopia: WFP sends first humanitarian passenger flight into Tigray as famine edges closer in the region

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:51:44 +0000

Country: Ethiopia
Source: World Food Programme

It is the first passenger flight since commercial flights were halted on 24 June and took more than 30 employees from organisations working to deliver urgently needed aid to conflict-hit communities.

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World: Pivotal point in Africa's COVID-19 third wave

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:39:48 +0000

Country: World
Source: World Health Organization

While Africa's rise in cases has declined due to a drop in South Africa, which accounts for most reported infections, many countries are at peak risk and the third wave is accelerating faster than before.

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Indonesia: Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 deaths surging, with ‘worst yet to come’

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 02:10:49 +0000

Countries: Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand
Source: Save the Children

Save the Children is ‘deeply concerned' about the catastrophic impact that the widespread loss of lives and livelihoods will have on children, who have already been held back by school disruptions.

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Millions face hunger as drought ravages southern Angola

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:01:00 +0000

Countries: Angola, Namibia
Source: Amnesty International

Aggravated by climate change and land diversion, the “worst drought in 40 years” has driven thousands from their homes to seek refuge in Namibia as food and water grow increasingly scarce.

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Afghanistan: Afghan civilians paying steep price for surge in violence and COVID-19

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:21:23 +0000

Country: Afghanistan
Source: International Committee of the Red Cross

"With COVID-19 adding yet another deadly threat, access to health care is among the most pressing humanitarian need everywhere in the country, regardless of political affiliation," said ICRC's Fillion.

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Iraq: Four years after Islamic State Group: Families in Mosul still languish in poverty

Tue, 20 Jul 2021 23:47:59 +0000

Country: Iraq
Source: Norwegian Refugee Council

The effects of COVID-19, the worsening economy, the ongoing drought and the camp closures have compounded a crisis, resulting in Mosul remaining a shell-shocked city with destroyed infrastructure.

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