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ReliefWeb - Updates

DR Congo: New UN report highlights widespread torture and impunity in DRC's conflict areas

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 20:22:46 +0000

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The report flags that impunity creates an enabling environment for torture to continue and explains the distrust of the population towards law enforcement officers and the justice system.

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Amid insecurity in Haiti, new cholera upsurge puts 1.2 million children at risk

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 12:49:22 +0000

Country: Haiti
Source: UN Children's Fund

The resurgence of cholera in violence-stricken Haiti after three years without a single reported case threatens the well-being and health of 1.2 million children in Port-au-Prince, UNICEF warns.

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World: Asia-Pacific countries urged to rapidly transform agrifood systems as hopes fade for achieving SDGs by 2030

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 11:29:16 +0000

Country: World
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO said the region's transformation needs to focus on outcomes that result in better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life for all - ensuring no one is left behind.

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Nearly one million people have fled five years of violence in northern Mozambique

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 11:01:46 +0000

Country: Mozambique
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The number of displaced rose to 946,508 in the first half of 2022. As of September, the $36.7 million needed for UNHCR to deliver life-saving protection and assistance was only 60% funded.

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UN and partners seek $816 million as severity of Pakistan floods disaster becomes clearer

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 08:00:16 +0000

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Country: Pakistan
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The poverty rate could increase by 4.5-7.0 percentage points, pushing between 9.9 and 15.4 million people into poverty and intensifying the depth and severity of poverty for already poor households.

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Human rights critical to stop hunger and poverty in Sri Lanka, Amnesty International warns

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 00:39:23 +0000

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Country: Sri Lanka
Source: Amnesty International

As people in Sri Lanka face concerns around accessing healthcare while on the brink of starvation, malnutrition and poverty, a new report explores the impact of the crisis on economic and social rights.

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How war is affecting older people and people with disabilities in Ukraine

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 12:33:37 +0000

Country: Ukraine
Source: People in Need

With the escalation in fighting, older people and persons with disabilities are at high risk of losing their lives, having difficulty accessing safe evacuation, and lacking dignified shelter.

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Nigeria: WHO delivers critical health services to meet basic humanitarian needs of one million people

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 12:37:09 +0000

Country: Nigeria
Source: World Health Organization

WHO is supporting three states in northeast Nigeria - Borno, Adamawa and Yobe - to strengthen their health workforce to respond to the humanitarian crisis affecting the region.

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Children paying the highest price for increase in violence in Syria

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 11:59:17 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: War Child International

War Child urges the international community not to forget the plight of families across Syria, where an increase in violence is placing children in acute danger.

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Ukraine: Black Sea exports ramp up, bringing food to most vulnerable around the globe

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 19:05:30 +0000

Countries: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Ukraine, World, Yemen
Source: UN News Service

The Black Sea Grain Initiative has made it possible for almost 240 vessels to leave Ukrainian ports, with some 5.4 million metric tons of grain and other foodstuffs, since 1 August 2022.

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More than 40 NGOs call for renewal and expansion of truce in Yemen

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 06:27:23 +0000

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Country: Yemen
Sources: ACTED, Action Contre la Faim France, Adventist Development and Relief Agency International, All Girls Foundation for Development, CARE, Center for Civilians in Conflict, Danish Refugee Council, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, HALO Trust, Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, INTERSOS, Islamic Relief, Mercy Corps, Norwegian People's Aid, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Polish Humanitarian Action - Polska Akcja Humanitarna, Samaritan's Purse, Save the Children, Tamdeen Youth Foundation, Vision Hope International, War Child UK, ZOA

A longer truce would be the first step towards building the lasting peace that is critical to allow people to move beyond food handouts and build their self-reliance.

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More than 1.6 million children are at risk as Typhoon Noru bears down on Viet Nam

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 13:19:20 +0000

Country: Viet Nam
Source: UN Children's Fund

UNICEF stands ready to support the government in its response efforts and has supported prepositioning humanitarian supplies to contribute to the response in the areas likely to be affected.

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Combining health datasets is helping polio vaccination efforts in Pakistan

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:38:07 +0000

Country: Pakistan
Source: Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Pakistan is one of just two countries where the polio virus remains endemic. Challenges remain in identifying and vaccinating all children, but data management software is providing a way forward.

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Catastrophic malnutrition crisis in northwest Nigeria must urgently be recognised

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:22:37 +0000

Country: Nigeria
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

MSF is calling for the international and humanitarian community to respond to the needs of people in the region, and for northwest Nigeria to be included in the UN’s humanitarian response plan.

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DR Congo: Nearly 6,000 Congolese refugees return home from Zambia with UNHCR support

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 10:52:46 +0000

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

More than 11,000 Congolese refugees are registered to go back to DRC by the end of 2022 following the declaration of improved security in some areas of Haut-Katanga province.

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Flood-affected children in Pakistan lack shelter or clean drinking water, at serious risk of life-threatening diseases

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 06:31:07 +0000

Country: Pakistan
Source: Save the Children

More than half (54%) of flood-hit families in Pakistan are sleeping outside in tents or makeshift shelters – often no more than flimsy plastic sheets – while one in six (16%) have no shelter at all.

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Haiti's crises at new levels of desperation, top officials warn Security Council

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 01:12:36 +0000

Country: Haiti
Source: UN Security Council

Support for national law enforcement and financing for humanitarian aid are urgently needed to address three converging crises in Haiti in the wake of large-scale unrest in the country.

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Stepping up efforts to assist over 150,000 people in Kharkivska Oblast, Ukraine

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 14:25:56 +0000

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Country: Ukraine
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Aid workers started deliveries of life-saving items just a few days after the Government of Ukraine announced it had regained control of the oblast in mid-September.

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UNICEF concerned for children in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Noru/Karding strikes

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 08:25:36 +0000

Country: Philippines
Source: UN Children's Fund

UNICEF has prepositioned emergency supplies such as tents, water purification tablets, water containers and hygiene kits for immediate distribution to affected families.

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UN experts warn that South Sudan’s peace process needs urgent attention to prevent violence escalating

Sun, 25 Sep 2022 23:14:44 +0000

Country: South Sudan
Source: UN Human Rights Council

It is critical donors and member states continue to monitor the peace agreement, security sector reform and ensure constitutional legislation is pushed through before elections.

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