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ReliefWeb - Updates - Headlines
UN urges Somalia to ensure political space remains open to all ahead of elections
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:30:41 +0000
“Somalia has made progress on governance reforms ... and now it is imperative to expand political space further ... It is particularly important that the voices of ... marginalized groups be heard."
World: Global movement calls for increased investment in education to avert catastrophe
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:01:07 +0000
With the catalytic impact education has across health, jobs, income growth, climate change, poverty reduction and social justice, the next generation faces dire consequences if emergency is not addressed.
Azerbaijan: Nagorno-Karabakh fighting leaves children who fled the conflict in distress
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:01:00 +0000
With an average of 400-600 daily arrivals over the past two weeks, shelters in Armenia have almost reached full capacity. Majority of shelters in Goris have insufficient beds or bathing facilities.
DR Congo: As COVID-19 increases food insecurity, fewer children in conflict-hit states are receiving nutrition support
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:26:13 +0000
The number of patients seeking care for malnutrition at IRC-supported clinics has decreased compared with last year by 20% in Somalia,19% in South Sudan,15% in DR Congo, and 12.5% in Yemen.
Severe flooding in South Sudan increases health risks amid multiple emergencies
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:18:07 +0000
Severe flooding is affecting an estimated 800,000 people across a wide swathe of South Sudan, inundating homes and leaving people without adequate food, water, or shelter.
Myanmar: EU mobilises international donors to support Rohingya refugees and countries in the region
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:56:10 +0000
Humanitarian aid of €51.5 million includes a new allocation of €20 million, plus development support of €39 million for refugees and host communities, and conflict prevention support of €5.5 million.
UNHCR and UNICEF pledge to strengthen response to essential needs of children in Libya
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:19:28 +0000
The ongoing armed conflict, violence, and displacement have deepened the vulnerabilities of children on the move. They are among those with the most limited access to COVID-19 testing and treatment.
UNHCR calls for protection, support for civilians affected by violence in southern Afghanistan
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:30:57 +0000
Although the exact extent of new displacement is unknown, local authorities estimate more than 5,000 families (nearly 40,000 people) have fled in the last 10 days since clashes erupted.
As many as 1.4 million children at risk of homelessness and disease in Pakistan floods
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:55:09 +0000
Children are living outdoors, schools have been destroyed or damaged and agricultural crops have been lost. In many rural districts, people have only five days’ worth of food stock left.
Greece: New camp ‘worse than Moria’ with thousands living in abysmal conditions
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:01:00 +0000
According to Greek Council for Refugees and Oxfam, almost 8,000 people have been moved to the new camp with little or no running water, no sewage management, and limited health facilities.
Burkina Faso: With Central Sahel at ‘breaking point’, donors announce $1.7 billion to scale up aid
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 19:00:52 +0000
The funds will help 10 million people through 2021 with nutrition and food, health services, water and sanitation, shelter, education and protection, and help survivors of gender-based violence.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Life-saving distribution of winter aid begins in Bosnia
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:26:27 +0000
Up to 3,000 migrants will receive sleeping bags, blankets, clothes, shoes, food and hygiene packages to help them through the worst of the Balkan winter, when temperatures plunge well below zero.
Bangladesh: UNHCR calls for solidarity, support and solutions for Rohingya refugees ahead of urgent donor conference
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:41:01 +0000
The aid response is facing a dramatic shortfall this year as less than half the requested funds have been received. The UN appealed for more than $1 billion to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Five million people swamped by catastrophic floods in Viet Nam
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 06:12:24 +0000
The Red Cross is ramping up relief efforts. At least 178,000 homes have been submerged in floodwaters that have also destroyed crops; almost 690,000 poultry and livestock have been killed.
Pakistan’s nationwide polio vaccination campaign reaches more than 39 million children
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 03:26:22 +0000
The Pakistan Government, with support from UNICEF, WHO and GPEI partners, resumed polio activities in July and conducted two sub-national campaigns in July and August 2020.
Burkina Faso: Millions of out-of-school children at increased risk of violence across the Sahel
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 08:21:31 +0000
After a year of violence, flooding and COVID-19 pushed millions of children out of school and away from the protection it provides, governments must focus on the education and safety of children.
Burkina Faso: Covid-19 and conflict forced over 12 million children from school across Central Sahel region
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 06:10:50 +0000
All the 40,000 schools in the region were forced to close because of the pandemic, pushing students out of class in an area where access to education is already hampered by growing insecurity.
Sharp increase in food prices caused by COVID-19 raises fear of hunger in Nigeria
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:56:01 +0000
The number of children treated by the outpatient nutrition program has grown by 20%, while the number of severe malnutrition cases has risen by 10%, compared with the same period last year.
Burkina Faso: UNHCR warns of mounting needs in Sahel as forced displacement intensifies
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:57:08 +0000
Armed conflict, extreme poverty, food insecurity, climatic changes, and COVID-19 converge in the Sahel. Across the wider region, more than 2.7 million people have been forced to flee their homes.
Niger: UNHCR’s life-saving flights from Libya resume after seven-month suspension
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:49:43 +0000
Those evacuated are nationals of Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, including 16 families and 15 children under the age of 18, many of whom are unaccompanied or separated from their parents.