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More than 5.7 million children under five on the brink of starvation across the world
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:25:46 +0000
For the first time in decades, child hunger and malnutrition is on the rise. Save the Children is launching its largest appeal ever, aiming to raise $130 million in the coming months.
WFP chief appeals for the world not to look away as families starve in Madagascar
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:41:05 +0000
Southern Madagascar is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years with more than 1.14 million people food-insecure. About 14,000 are already in catastrophic conditions and this will double by October.
New escalations of violence in Haiti generate widespread panic and new population displacements
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:33:37 +0000
Around a third of Port-au-Prince’s territory is affected by an estimated 95 armed gangs, triggering approximately 13,600 displacements since the beginning of June.
Libya: Recurrent violence against refugees and migrants in Tripoli detention centres forces MSF to suspend activities
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:52:05 +0000
Due to the pattern of violent incidents and serious harm to refugees and migrants, as well as the risk to the safety of staff, MSF has suspended humanitarian and medical care in Tripoli detention centres.
World: WFP says 41 million people at imminent risk of famine without urgent funding and immediate access
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 10:53:38 +0000
WFP analyses show that 41 million people are teetering on the very edge of famine in 43 countries, and the slightest shock will push them over the precipice. This number was 27 million in 2019.
UNHCR warns of vaccine gap risk for world’s stateless
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 10:28:01 +0000
UNHCR warns many who do not have nationality or identity documents will be excluded unless states make particular efforts to reach them and address the specific challenges they are likely to face.
World: Study shows 19 million more people need humanitarian aid as funding drops
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 00:01:00 +0000
International humanitarian spending dropped by $284 million between 2019 and 2020; the UK cut funding by the most, $900 million, offsetting increases by others, such as $800 million more from Germany.
World: Grave violations against children in conflict ‘alarmingly high’, latest UN report reveals
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 14:20:07 +0000
More than 19,300 boys and girls affected by war last year were victims of grave violations such as recruitment or rape, and the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for experts to reach them.
CAR: People in Bambari living in deplorable conditions following camp destruction
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:18:18 +0000
Some 8,500 people have been expelled from their makeshift camp in Bambari, CAR, after renewed fighting broke out in the region. The camp was burnt to the ground and an MSF health post destroyed.
Kenya: Return is not a solution, say refugees in Dadaab after camp closure announcement
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 11:25:35 +0000
With the government and UNHCR announcing the closure of camps in June 2022, many feel fear and uncertainty about what will come next. But they are certain they don't want to return to Somalia.
Millions of lives at stake if cross-border aid channel closes in northwest Syria, warns MSF
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 16:48:30 +0000
The international medical humanitarian organization calls on the Security Council to renew the cross-border resolution for the provision of humanitarian aid by July 10.
World: More than 32 million Africans are either internally displaced, refugees or asylum seekers
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 08:11:09 +0000
Ten African countries account for 88 percent (28 million) of all forcibly displaced people on the continent. Each of these top 10 are in conflict, says Africa Center for Strategic Studies.
World: Refugees are paying the highest price in the COVID-19 pandemic
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 07:36:01 +0000
"We are seeing alarming trends that show many refugees around the world are unable to pay for food or rent and are struggling to access health care and education," says IFRC's Jagan Chapagain.
World: More than 82 million people forcibly displaced in 2020
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:19:40 +0000
According to UNHCR’s latest annual Global Trends report released today, this is a further four per cent increase on top of the already record-high 79.5 million at the end of 2019.
UN launches 2021 Venezuela Humanitarian Response Plan to help 4.5 million people
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 22:28:58 +0000
This plan, which calls for $708 million, aims to provide life-saving emergency assistance, secure livelihoods through improving access to basic services, and ensure protection of the most vulnerable.
Colombia: IOM and UNHCR celebrate commitment of the international community to mobilize funds for refugees and migrants from Venezuela
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 19:10:32 +0000
Additional financial support pledged today will allow States and humanitarian organizations to continue providing emergency assistance and lifesaving aid to Venezuelans most in need and their host communities, while also finding long-term solutions.
World: Drought could be next pandemic and there is no vaccine to cure it, warns the UNDRR
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 12:52:56 +0000
Most of the world will be living with water stress in the next few years. We must all act now, said UN representatives during the launch of the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021.
World: COVID-19 cases surge by more than 20% in Africa, near first-wave peak
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 10:52:10 +0000
New data from the World Health Organization shows the continent's third wave is gaining pace and nearing the first-wave peak of more than 120,000 weekly cases recorded in July 2020.
COVID-19 poses a major threat to the life and welfare of refugees in Uganda
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 09:26:33 +0000
Negative coping mechanisms such as survival sex and child marriage became more common during the pandemic because of severe economic hardship and reduced food assistance, according to UNHCR.
COVID-19 at crisis point in Afghanistan as hospitals overflow
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 05:54:17 +0000
Hospital beds are full in many areas across the country and oxygen supplies cannot keep up. Infection rates have skyrocketed by around 2,400 per cent in the past month.