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ReliefWeb - Updates - Headlines
IOM raises concerns about impact of Yemen famine predictions on migrants and IDPs
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:00:17 +0000
“The impact of the UN’s famine predictions will be disastrous, and even fatal, for IDPs and migrants, who are already greatly suffering as a result of limited access to food and humanitarian assistance."
Ethiopia: UNHCR poised to resume aid delivery to displaced in Tigray
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 10:27:19 +0000
In Shire in Tigray, UNHCR staff, together with partners, have already distributed water, high energy biscuits, clothes, mattresses, sleeping mats and blankets to an estimated 5,000 internally displaced.
UN agencies warn window to prevent famine in Yemen is narrowing
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:42:55 +0000
The new Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis indicates that pockets of famine-like conditions (IPC Phase 5) have already returned for the first time in two years.
World: UNICEF issues record $6.4 billion emergency appeal to reach more than 190 million children
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 13:14:04 +0000
This appeal is a 35 per cent increase over funds requested for 2020, and a reflection of expanding humanitarian needs globally amidst protracted crises and the COVID-19 pandemic.
NRC welcomes humanitarian access deal in Ethiopia's Tigray region
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 07:13:51 +0000
"This must mean access everywhere, including to internally displaced people and Eritrean refugees living in Tigray’s camps,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council.
World: COVID-19 could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to more than one billion by 2030
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 06:17:16 +0000
However, UNDP study shows that focused SDG investments over the next decade could prevent the rise of extreme poverty and even exceed the development trajectory the world was on before the pandemic.
Ethiopia: UNFPA says 13 million more child marriages will happen by 2030 because of pandemic
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:16:28 +0000
Threat of child marriage is far greater when communities suffer economic shocks and have limited access to health, education and child protection services, all of which are being hit by COVID-19.
World: People affected by armed conflict must not be forgotten in COVID-19 vaccine roll-out
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:41:46 +0000
The ICRC estimates that more than 60 million people live in areas controlled by non-state armed groups who risk not being included in national vaccine distribution frameworks.
World: How climate change is multiplying risks for displacement
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:39:31 +0000
As our world heats, the impacts are uneven. Vulnerable people in some of the most fragile and conflict-hit countries are experiencing some of the most severe effects from deepening droughts to flooding.
Child-trafficking in Mali increasing because of conflict and COVID-19
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:16:18 +0000
More cases of child recruitment were documented in the first half of this year (230) against all of 2019 (215 cases), according to the UNHCR-led Global Protection Cluster.
Ethiopia: Humanitarian access urgently needed to reach civilians, Eritrean refugees in Tigray
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:59:10 +0000
UNHCR is appealing to the federal authorities in Ethiopia for urgent access in order to reach Eritrean refugees in the Tigray region who are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance and services.
World: In 2021, 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:00:00 +0000
This means one in 33 people worldwide needs help — a significant increase from the one in 45 people a year ago. The UN and partner organizations will require $35 billion to reach 160 million people.
Two-thirds of the world’s school-age children have no internet access at home
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 01:23:27 +0000
The ITU and UNICEF call for urgent investment to bridge a digital divide currently preventing children and young people from accessing quality digital learning and opportunities online.
Hundreds of separated child refugees arriving in Sudan at risk of exploitation and abuse
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 01:05:26 +0000
Save the Children is deeply worried about lone child refugees arriving separated from their parents from Ethiopia into Sudan. Their numbers could be in the hundreds, the agency warns.
More than 1.9 million Iraqi children in high-risk governorates to be vaccinated against polio
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:59:57 +0000
The campaign will target children in 46 districts in 16 governorates, including Baghdad, Babylon, Anbar, Dahuk, Erbil, Kerbala, Kirkuk Missan, Najaf, Ninewa, Salah Al-Din, Suleymaniya, Wassit and Basra.
Southern Madagascar faces drought-driven hunger, threatening millions
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:47:18 +0000
Three straight years of drought have wiped out harvests and hampered people's access to food and COVID-19 is compounding their suffering, WFP warns. An estimated 1.5 million people need urgent help.
DR Congo: At least 11 million children under five at risk of starvation across eleven countries
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 03:51:33 +0000
With the potential risk of famine in Yemen and South Sudan, Save the Children is calling for an urgent and large-scale global response to help avert a humanitarian catastrophe.
World: WHO calls for reinvigorated action to fight malaria
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 00:01:00 +0000
Gaps in access to life-saving tools are undermining global efforts to curb the disease, and the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to set back the fight even further.
UNHCR and partners seek almost $150 million to help Tigray refugees in Sudan
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 10:37:28 +0000
As thousands of Ethiopians are displaced into Sudan, where more than 12.7 million people are already in need of assistance, the Refugee Emergency Response Plan seeks to scale up existing multi-sectoral efforts.
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.