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ReliefWeb - Updates - Headlines
UN High Commissioner for Refugees visits Sudan as Ethiopian arrivals cross 43,000
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:35:26 +0000
In eastern Sudan, UNHCR continues to ramp up its relief effort together with Sudan’s Commission on Refugees and local authorities amidst complex logistical challenges.
Children forced to live among unexploded bombs and rubble after Iraq camp closures strand thousands
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 03:24:23 +0000
Save the Children spoke to parents who had been forced to leave the camps. They told harrowing accounts of finding unexploded bombs and corpses in buildings and under rubble in areas they now live in.
Humanitarian actors seek US$168 million to support 1.9 million conflict-affected people in eastern Ukraine
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:01:11 +0000
The 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan lays out how more than 120 partners aim to assist the most vulnerable people in addition to the efforts already being undertaken by the Government.
World: WHO urges African countries to ramp up readiness for COVID-19 vaccination drive
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:43:03 +0000
An analysis finds that based on the self-reports by African countries, the region has an average score of 33% readiness for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, which is well below the desired benchmark of 80%.
Ethiopians desperate for news of family as refugee numbers surge
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:41:44 +0000
More than 40,000 Ethiopians have fled the Tigray crisis into eastern Sudan, with no sign of a let-up in new arrivals. Many anxiously hope to be reunited with their families.
World: How COVID-19 is becoming a catastrophe for children in sub-Saharan Africa
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 07:11:44 +0000
The region was already a challenging place for many of its 550 million children, but the pandemic has intensified many of the crises they face – and created new ones. About half may be going hungry.
Philippines appeal revised to $52.6 million to enable Typhoon Vamco assistance
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 05:20:08 +0000
In response to Typhoons Goni and Vamco, humanitarian partners will focus on life-saving and time-critical recovery needs of people living in the hardest-hit provinces, Albay, Catanduanes and Cagayan.
Successive typhoons wreak havoc on housing and livelihoods in the Philippines
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 01:27:31 +0000
Typhoons Molave and Vamco, followed by Super Typhoon Goni, shattered the already precarious livelihoods of more than 200,000 farmers and fisher-folk, and destroyed more than 305,000 houses.
World: African health ministers urge greater vigilance in COVID-19 fight
Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:28:41 +0000
Opening the meeting, Jacqueline Mikolo, chair of the Seventieth Regional Committee, called for increased high-level political commitment, solidarity and information-sharing in battle against COVID-19.
World: Second wave of COVID pandemic driving further violence against refugee women and girls
Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:51:08 +0000
A lethal mix of confinement, deepening poverty and economic duress is unleashing a renewed wave of violence against refugee, displaced and stateless women and girls, UNHCR warns today.
Afghanistan: Afghan women’s rights must not be compromised in peace process
Wed, 25 Nov 2020 01:07:27 +0000
Any compromise on women’s rights in a peace deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban would betray two decades of hard-won progress for Afghan women, said Amnesty International.
Ethiopian refugee numbers in Sudan cross the 40,000 mark
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 13:06:38 +0000
UNHCR and its partners have been able to deliver and distribute aid, including food, to more people. But the humanitarian response continues to face logistical challenges and remains overstretched.
World: Gavi and IOM join forces to improve immunization coverage for migrants
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:57:54 +0000
The agreement focuses on reaching missed communities in humanitarian and emergency settings with vaccination and support routine immunization through engagement in primary healthcare systems.
Tropical Storm Gati weakens, leaving trail of destruction in Bari and Sanaag regions of Somalia
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:48:50 +0000
More than 700 houses were destroyed, several boats and fishing gear damaged, and large numbers of livestock lost. This has led to severe loss of livelihood for most families.
Ethiopia: Threat of major hostilities in Mekelle seriously imperils civilian lives, warns UN Rights Chief
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:55:58 +0000
The warring parties in Tigray are urged to give clear and unambiguous orders to their forces to take constant care to spare – and protect – the civilian population from the effect of the hostilities
Nearly two-thirds of the world’s children were living in a conflict-ridden country in 2019
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 03:04:58 +0000
The number of children living in conflict zones has been increasing since 2000. In 2019, Africa was the world region with the highest number of children living in conflict zones (179 million).
UNHCR airlifts emergency aid for nearly 15,000 Ivorian refugees in Liberia
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 18:36:13 +0000
A UNHCR-chartered flight landed in Monrovia with blankets, jerry cans, kitchen sets, plastic sheets, and solar lamps for Ivorian refugees. The items were valued at over US$300,000.
Millions of children’s lives at high risk as Yemen inches towards famine
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:20:57 +0000
Acute child malnutrition rates have reached record levels in parts of the country, up 10% just this year. Nearly 325,000 under-fives suffer from severe acute malnutrition and are fighting to survive.
COVID-19 takes heavy toll on refugees in Egypt
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:26:45 +0000
Many have lost their source of income and have found it even harder to buy food or pay rent. Unaccompanied and separated children have become increasingly vulnerable and reports of GBV are rising.
Afghanistan: Ahead of Afghan summit, IRC calls on international community to increase funding and push for peace
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:01:52 +0000
With 14 million people needing aid, a 55% increase since 2019, and 6,000 civilian casualties this year, Afghans are caught in the middle of one of the deadliest conflicts for civilians.