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ReliefWeb - Updates

Close to 2,000 deaths reported in Türkiye and north-west Syria after two major earthquakes

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 15:19:19 +0000

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Countries: Syrian Arab Republic, Türkiye
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The UN and partners are monitoring the situation on the ground. Infrastructural damages are difficult to assess atthis time and roads have been reportedly blocked in both Türkiye and north-west Syria.

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MSF highlights main challenges people in Afghanistan face when trying to access healthcare

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 12:33:29 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

The main obstacle to accessing healthcare is still the cost, according to 87.5 percent of the agency's survey respondents, an increase of 18 percent in comparison to 2021 survey’s findings.

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World: Up to 222 million crisis-affected children urgently need education support

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 08:23:01 +0000

Country: World
Sources: Education Cannot Wait (ECW), Plan International

"From Ukraine to South Sudan, conflict is disrupting girls' education as families are forced to flee for their safety – indeed, half of all refugee children are out of school,” said Plan's Omollo.

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Families struggle for survival during Afghanistan’s coldest winter in a decade

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 18:39:33 +0000

Country: Afghanistan
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Aid agencies predict that a record 28.3 million people – some two-thirds of the population – will need humanitarian assistance in 2023, with six million of those already perilously close to famine.

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Measles and cholera outbreaks pose deadly threat to already malnourished children in Ethiopia

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 13:16:09 +0000

Country: Ethiopia
Source: Save the Children

More than 13 million people, including 6.8 million children, need safe water. The situation is likely to get worse in the January-March dry season, while the April rains are set to be below average.

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Conflict and violence strain South Sudan's healthcare system

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 10:28:28 +0000

Country: South Sudan
Source: International Committee of the Red Cross

‘’The impact of the armed conflict on people in South Sudan is devastating,” said ICRC. "We see terrible injuries, and often airlifting patients from remote areas is the only way to save their lives."

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Humanitarian community appeals for $751 million to assist 5.7 million people in Mali

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 22:01:31 +0000

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Country: Mali
Sources: Government of the Republic of Mali, UN Country Team in Mali, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Humanitarian needs have increased by 17% from last year due to increasing insecurity in different parts of the territory, triggering the displacement of more than 412,000 people.

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Tanzania: African leaders unite in pledge to end AIDS in children

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 15:24:22 +0000

Countries: Angola, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sources: The Global Fund, UN Children's Fund, UNAIDS, World Health Organization

UN agencies have welcomed a pledge by 12 African countries to end AIDS in children by 2030, announced at the first ministerial meeting of the Global Alliance to end AIDS in children.

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World: Demand in Sahel for medical products and services not fully met through formal channels

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 15:30:00 +0000

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Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, World
Source: UN Office on Drugs and Crime

The disparity between the demand for and supply of regulated pharmaceutical products leaves room for trafficking and provides an incentive for the involvement of organized criminal groups.

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UNHCR and partners seek $556 million to help refugees in Sudan

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 13:15:33 +0000

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Countries: Central African Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, World, Yemen
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Sudan is the second-largest asylum country in Africa, hosting about 1.1 million refugees and asylum-seekers from South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, CAR, Chad, Syria, Yemen and other countries.

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Indonesia: IOM scales up support as number of Rohingya refugees in region jumps

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 11:45:28 +0000

Countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
Source: International Organization for Migration

UN migration agency recorded almost 3,300 arrivals in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand in 2022, marking roughly a 290 per cent increase compared with about 850 arrivals in 2021.

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The world is not ready for the next pandemic, warns IFRC

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 11:16:34 +0000

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Country: World
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies

The shocking Covid death toll - estimated at more than 6.5 million people - has inspired the humanitarian group to take a deep dive into how countries can prepare for the next health emergency.

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UN deputy humanitarian chief calls for long-term engagement to build resilience in Niger

Sun, 29 Jan 2023 13:00:38 +0000

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

In the last five years, the number of people in need of humanitarian aid has more than doubled, from 1.9 million in 2017 to 4.3 million in the beginning of 2023.

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One in two children depends on humanitarian aid to survive this year in Haiti

Sun, 29 Jan 2023 00:01:25 +0000

Country: Haiti
Source: UN Children's Fund

Amid growing armed violence in Haiti, at least 2.6 million children are expected to need immediate lifesaving assistance in 2023, UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean warns.

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Malnutrition in Madagascar spikes in the wake of climate shocks

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 14:25:26 +0000

Country: Madagascar
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

More than a quarter of the population in the Vatovavy-Fitovinany and Atsimo-Atsinanana regions are currently experiencing acute food insecurity after harvests were destroyed in last year’s cyclones.

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Two years after coup, Myanmar faces unimaginable human rights regression, says UN

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:27:01 +0000

Country: Myanmar
Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

There has been consistent disregard for the related rules of international law. Far from being spared, civilians have been the actual targets of attacks, said Volker Türk, OHCHR chief

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WFP chief calls for urgent action as hunger soars to 12-year high in Syria

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:06:16 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: World Food Programme

Syria now has the sixth highest number of food insecure people in the world, with 2.5 million people who are severely food insecure, and their lives are at risk without food assistance.

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Somalia launches campaign to vaccinate one million people against cholera

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 12:55:29 +0000

Country: Somalia
Source: World Health Organization

About 6.4 million people face water shortages and poor sanitation and 1.8 million children are likely to suffer acute malnutrition - a combination of which boosts the likelihood of cholera infections.

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World: Africa emerges from holiday travel season with low number of COVID-19 cases

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 11:54:47 +0000

Country: World
Source: World Health Organization

A total of 20,552 new cases were recorded in the first three weeks of January, a 97% slump compared with the same period last year. Both deaths and hospitalizations from severe illness have also dropped.

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Red Cross scales up response to Malawi's worst cholera outbreak in two decades

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 12:38:00 +0000

Country: Malawi
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies

Since the first recorded case in February 2022, all 29 districts of Malawi are now affected. Cholera is putting more than 10 million people at risk, including more than five million children.

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