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Malnutrition among children expected to quadruple in Southern Madagascar as drought worsens
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:39:10 +0000
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.
COVAX and World Bank to accelerate vaccine access for developing countries
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:20:01 +0000
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.
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan set to hit unprecedented highs this year
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:30:24 +0000
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.
More than 71 per cent of people risk losing access to water supply in Lebanon
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 16:35:31 +0000
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.
Record numbers forced to flee ongoing violence in Burkina Faso
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:58:54 +0000
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.
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
"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.
Severe drought causes hunger crisis in Madagascar
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 01:02:05 +0000
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.
Ethiopia: WFP sends first humanitarian passenger flight into Tigray as famine edges closer in the region
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:51:44 +0000
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.
World: Pivotal point in Africa's COVID-19 third wave
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:39:48 +0000
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.
Indonesia: Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 deaths surging, with ‘worst yet to come’
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 02:10:49 +0000
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.
Millions face hunger as drought ravages southern Angola
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:01:00 +0000
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.
Afghanistan: Afghan civilians paying steep price for surge in violence and COVID-19
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:21:23 +0000
"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.
Iraq: Four years after Islamic State Group: Families in Mosul still languish in poverty
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 23:47:59 +0000
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.
A decade after its famine, Somalia is again nearing crisis with women and girls hardest hit
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:51:41 +0000
With drought causing a new hunger crisis, previous gains in women's empowerment are at risk of being lost if funding is not urgently increased and prioritised for local, women-led initiatives.
UNICEF alarmed at the surge of COVID-19 cases amid low vaccination rates in Libya
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 19:58:26 +0000
Already disrupted by years of instability, the Libyan healthcare system is further challenged with high rates of community transmission and is struggling to curb the rapid spread.
Niger: OCHA launches first regional fund to respond to humanitarian needs in West and Central Africa
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:25:58 +0000
The fund ensures that partners can deliver aid to underserved locations, access difficult-to-reach populations, and respond to new crises, while also addressing the Sahel's interrelated challenges.
World: IFRC launches appeal to join SOS MEDITERRANEE’s life-saving mission as deaths soar in the Mediterranean Sea
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:19:28 +0000
Lives continue to be lost in the Mediterranean Sea, particularly on the treacherous Central Mediterranean route between Libya and Europe. 792 people are known to have died in the first half of 2021.
Another 1.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine reach Pakistan through COVAX
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 00:38:08 +0000
Since May, 2.4 million doses of AstraZeneca, 100,160 doses of Pfizer and 2.5 million doses of Moderna, the latter donated by the United States, have been delivered to Pakistan via COVAX.
At least 13 children killed in North West Syria in three days
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 13:22:53 +0000
Since Thursday, ongoing artillery attacks and airstrikes have been targeting civilian areas in the ceasefire zone in Idlib and Aleppo outskirts. The majority of children killed were aged between 4 and 14.
First nation-wide, qualitative assessment of gender based violence in Sudan
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 03:03:19 +0000
Sexual violence is a concern especially against women working in informal jobs, refugee and IDP women when moving outside camps, people with disabilities, and children in Qur’anic schools.