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South Sudan: Conflict, economic, weather shocks drive elevated food assistance needs in East Africa

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 03:23:41 +0000

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Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network

Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse outcomes are expected through at least May 2021 across much of the region. South Sudan and Yemen remain among the worst food insecurity emergencies globally.

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World: Why scaling up climate adaptation is so critical this year

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:59:34 +0000

Countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Philippines, Somalia, World
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Of the 20 countries most vulnerable to climate change, 13 already received sizable international humanitarian aid last year, and almost all are experiencing violence, instability or armed conflict.

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Mozambique: Humanitarians respond as scale of Cyclone Eloise’s damage is revealed

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 13:04:22 +0000

Country: Mozambique
Source: International Organization for Migration

More than 175,000 people have been affected by the cyclone in Mozambique, and 8,000 houses destroyed, damaged, or flooded. Six people are confirmed dead since Eloise made landfall on Saturday.

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Afghanistan: About 60 million children across eight of the biggest humanitarian crises need help to survive this year

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:30:07 +0000

Countries: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen
Source: Save the Children

Save the Children is calling for a concerted and immediate global response in 2021 to ensure last year's setbacks do not permanently impact on an entire generation for years to come.

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More than 2.6 million people need food assistance in Malawi

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:12:28 +0000

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Country: Malawi
Sources: World Food Programme, Government of Malawi

A total of $50.2 million has been made available, leaving a gap of $14.2 million to reach the full food-insecure population of 2.6 million in 28 districts and four cities during the lean season.

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Humanitarian conditions expected to deteriorate further in South Sudan this year

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 07:49:28 +0000

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Countries: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Uganda
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

About 8.3 million South Sudanese are estimated to need help in 2021, an 800,000 increase in absolute numbers from 7.5 million in 2020. The increase is largely driven by rising food insecurity.

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EU funds fight hunger, build resilience in Niger

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:10:05 +0000

Country: Niger
Source: World Food Programme

A €4.5 million contribution from the EU has enabled the WFP to provide support to vulnerable people in four areas of Niger which are reeling from climate change, conflict and the impact of COVID-19.

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World: COVID death toll in the Americas reaches one million

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:16:07 +0000

Country: World
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies

One million deaths represent nearly half of the world's total deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic. "It is the equivalent of losing half the population of Havana or Quito" - IFRC

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World: UNHCR calls on states to offer places and save lives after refugee resettlement hit a record low in 2020

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:17:29 +0000

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Country: World
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

An estimated 1.44 million refugees are in urgent need of resettlement globally, but only 22,770 were resettled through UNHCR - the lowest numbers the agency has witnessed in almost two decades.

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World: IFRC announces expansion of disaster fund ahead of major climate summit

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 11:29:13 +0000

Country: World
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies

IFRC Secretary General, Jagan Chapagain, said the expansion of DREF was part of broader efforts to adapt Red Cross emergency responses to the increased crisis-caseload caused by climate change.

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Tens of thousands of Syrians on the run due to floods

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 11:28:46 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: CARE

More than 22,000 people have lost their temporary homes as heavy rains, flooding and snow destroyed 4,000 tents at camps in northwest Syria. One child has died and three people were injured.

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Nearly 7,000 people displaced after Tropical Cyclone Eloise hits Mozambique

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 22:41:29 +0000

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Countries: Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

More than 5,000 houses have been destroyed, damaged or flooded and almost 137,000 hectares of crops have been inundated according to the preliminary data. These numbers could rise in the days ahead.

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After 10 years of war in Syria, more than half of children continue to be deprived of education

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 17:39:29 +0000

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Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Sources: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Children's Fund

More than 2.4 million children in Syria are out of school and the number has likely increased due to the impact of the pandemic. One in three schools is in ruins or being used for military purposes.

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Honduras: Huracanes consecutivos en Centroamérica dejaron al menos a 1,5 millones de niños, niñas y adolescentes en riesgo de enfermedades graves debido a la contaminación del agua

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 15:12:27 +0000

Countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
Source: UN Children's Fund

Las áreas golpeadas por los huracanes también son las afectadas por algunos de los niveles más altos de violencia y pobreza en el mundo incluso antes de la pandemia.

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More than 100,000 displaced by resurgence of violence in Sudan’s Darfur region

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:54:42 +0000

Countries: Chad, Sudan
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The intercommunal clashes, which started on 15 January in West Darfur and spread to South Darfur, have killed 250 people – including three humanitarian workers – and displaced more than 100,000.

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Burkina Faso: Grim milestone reached as Sahel violence displaces two million inside their countries

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:50:49 +0000

Countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Many IDPs lack basic shelter and are sleeping under open skies. They are in urgent need of shelter, water, as well as access to health and proper sanitation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Relocations, reduced services leave Rohingya communities at breaking point in Bangladesh

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 20:52:21 +0000

Countries: Bangladesh, Myanmar
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

Even looking beyond the pandemic, life in the camps shows no signs of improving, with efforts to relocate some refugees to address the overcrowding to Bhasan Char, an island, adding to the uneasiness.

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Deteriorating security conditions at Al Hol camp in north-east Syria

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:26:39 +0000

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Countries: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic
Sources: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syrian Arab Republic, UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis

The recent rise in violence among the camp population jeopardizes the ability for the humanitarian partners to continue to safely deliver critical humanitarian assistance to residents.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: HRW calls on Bosnian government to provide urgent help for migrants as winter bites

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 12:38:44 +0000

Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, World
Source: Human Rights Watch

After a fire destroyed the temporary emergency camp in northwest Bosnia on December 23, 2020, hundreds are housed in tents that do not meet basic humane housing conditions, it said.

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Ethiopia: UNHCR regains access to two camps while others for Eritrean refugees remain cut off by insecurity

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:53:17 +0000

Countries: Eritrea, Ethiopia
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

While UNHCR regained access to Adi Harush and Mai Aini camps, it has not yet had any access to Shimelba and Hitsats. The Eritrean refugees in those camps have been without any aid for many weeks.

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