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ReliefWeb - Updates - Headlines
More than 10,000 civilian casualties for sixth straight year in Afghanistan
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 04:59:30 +0000
A new UN report calls on all parties to the conflict to conduct prompt, effective and transparent investigations into all allegations of violations of international human rights law.
UN Officials call for enhanced protection of civilians facing escalating violence in Cameroon
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:26:50 +0000
Hundreds of thousands of people are reported to be displaced in the affected regions and the lack of security has further exacerbated the plight of marginalized and vulnerable groups.
Greece: Vulnerable asylum-seekers struggle to access medical care on overcrowded Greek islands
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:11:26 +0000
More than 18,000 people now living at a site built for 2,200. UNHCR is calling for EU member states to demonstrate their solidarity and help to alleviate pressure by relocating asylum-seekers.
More than 700,000 displaced by Sahel violence in Burkina Faso over 12 months
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:57:46 +0000
UNHCR and partners are facing severe challenges in accessing and responding to the needs of the IDPs and refugees scattered throughout the Sahel, as attacks on civilians grow in number and frequency.
Ukraine: New IOM survey shows huge numbers of Ukrainians still suffering after five years of conflict
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:33:27 +0000
“Displaced persons residing in rural areas, elderly people and female-headed households with children struggle just to get through each day,” observed Anh Nguyen, IOM Ukraine Chief of Mission.
Nigeria targets more than 55 million children in house-to-house anti-polio campaign
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:51:42 +0000
In Federal Capital Territory for instance, out of the 854,720 targeted children, the government, with support from World Health Organization, successfully reached 810,859 children with all vaccines.
World: IOM launches guidance to improve protection and assistance for migrants vulnerable to violence, exploitation and abuse
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:17:15 +0000
The guidance comprises three tools that are the first of their kind and will help policymakers and practitioners by laying out operational direction on providing protection and assistance to migrants.
As violence escalates, 37 children among those killed and injured in Al-Jawf, north Yemen
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:43:25 +0000
“We were hopeful peace would be on the horizon, but the worrying escalation of violence over the past few weeks is a harsh reminder that children continue to carry the heaviest burden of the conflict."
Syria: UN High Commissioner for Refugees appeals for safety for civilians trapped in Idlib
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:29:44 +0000
"Thousands of innocent people cannot pay the price of a divided international community, whose inability to find a solution to this crisis is going to be a grave stain on our collective ... conscience.”
Remote sensing data used for early action on dzud in Mongolia
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:56:11 +0000
An extreme winter risk map was developed using MODIS satellite data, among other resources. The map shows that more than 50 per cent of the country is at risk of a severe winter.
More than 6.5 million people at risk of hunger in South Sudan as floods take toll
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:52:18 +0000
Overall, in January, an estimated 5.3 million South Sudanese were already struggling to feed themselves, or were in “crisis” or worse (IPC Phase 3 and above) levels of food insecurity.
Afghanistan: Afghan youth are helping shape the country’s first national environmental policy
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 06:02:24 +0000
Participants in UNEP workshops shared views on environmental priorities, risks and solutions, with many raising concerns that they are going to face the reality of climate change in their lifetime.
IOM calls on international community to urgently find alternatives to disembarkation in Libya
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:39:54 +0000
At least 1,700 migrants have been intercepted or rescued and returned to Libya by the coast guard since the beginning of the new year. More than 3,000 others arrived in Italy and Malta.
Netherlands launches Prospects Partnership in Sudan to assist refugees and host communities
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:50:46 +0000
The Partnership is a four-year, multi-country initiative aimed to help refugees and forcibly displaced individuals with sustainable solutions to support better integration and inclusion.
European Commission releases €21 million in humanitarian aid for Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:04:47 +0000
Persistent and intensified conflict continues to cause large-scale suffering and displacement of Afghan people. Iran and Pakistan are the biggest hosts of Afghan refugees worldwide.
UNICEF highlights plight of three million Nigeriens caught up in violence and food insecurity
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:30:20 +0000
The sharp increase in insecurity, violence and military operations has also hampered humanitarian actors' access to populations affected by conflict.
World: El mundo no está ofreciendo a los niños una vida saludable y un clima adecuado para su futuro
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:27:50 +0000
Ningún país está protegiendo adecuadamente la salud de los niños ni su medio ambiente y su futuro, según un informe publicado por la OMS, el UNICEF y The Lancet.
World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 01:11:31 +0000
No single country is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their futures, finds a landmark report released by the WHO, UNICEF and The Lancet.
Afghanistan: Number of Afghan children needing help to survive in 2020 jumps 40%
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 22:29:14 +0000
In 2020, an additional 3.1 million people will need help, more than half of whom are children. That takes the total number of children who need some kind of support to 5.26 million.
Opening people’s access to life-saving aid in CAR
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:33:54 +0000
Hindered by insecurity and poor roads, the humanitarian community has been slowly trying to gain access to the affected people in the Central African Republic.