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ReliefWeb - Updates - Headlines
World: WHO and UNICEF to partner on pandemic response through COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:41:33 +0000
The unprecedented fund was set up by the UN Foundation. It is the only way for individuals and organizations to contribute directly to WHO’s global efforts to tackle the pandemic.
World: El llamado al alto el fuego mundial para ayudar a contener el coronavirus empieza a tener repercusión
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:42:01 +0000
El titular de la ONU informó que un número considerable de partes en conflicto aceptaron su petición a bajar las armas, entre ellos el Ejército de Liberación Nacional en Colombia.
Nigeria: Borno state: In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, other diseases will not relent
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:42:39 +0000
In 2019 alone, MSF treated more than 10,000 patients for malnutrition in Borno and more than 33,000 confirmed cases of malaria. Humanitarian needs in Borno would still be huge even without COVID-19.
World: "To silence the guns, we must raise the voices for peace"
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:21:16 +0000
"Ten days ago, I issued an appeal for an immediate ceasefire in all corners of the globe... There should be only one fight in our world today: our shared battle against COVID-19." - UN Chief
Insecurity in Burkina Faso forces thousands of Malian refugees to leave camp
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:53:29 +0000
Militant attacks have affected some 25,000 Malian refugees, who lived in remote camps near the border with Burkina Faso. Most have now chosen to return home despite facing insecurity there as well,
Humanitarian crisis worsening amid deepening conflict and COVID-19 threat in Libya
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:49:46 +0000
One year since the launch of a military offensive in Tripoli, Libya, fighting is further worsening with COVID-19 now bringing new threats, warns UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
South Africa: WHO concerned as COVID-19 cases accelerate in Africa
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:06:51 +0000
With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in the region and case numbers increasing exponentially, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.
Zimbabwe: Government, UN launch $715m humanitarian response plan for 2020
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:18:33 +0000
The plan targets 5.6 million people with food assistance and support in the areas of health, water-sanitation-hygiene, education, protection, nutrition, shelter, and camp coordination and management.
Burkina Faso: Number of hungry people spikes in Central Sahel as COVID-19 looms
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:16:37 +0000
More than five million people face severe food insecurity across the region, according to a new joint food security assessment released today by food security partners including WFP.
Colombia: ACNUR y OIM hacen llamado a atender los desafíos que enfrentan las personas refugiadas y migrantes de Venezuela
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 18:43:15 +0000
En la medida que las capacidades nacionales se están viendo saturadas hasta un punto crítico, el bienestar y la seguridad de los venezolanos y sus comunidades de acogida están cada vez más en riesgo.
'Situation of children in Somalia is devastating' - UN Special Representative
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:09:39 +0000
The correlation between violations is distressing. Abduction of children often leads to recruitment and use or sexual violence and once released, children are often detained for association with armed elements.
IOM steps up response for migrants stranded in Niger amidst COVID-19 lockdown
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:53:39 +0000
The IOM is currently assisting 2,371 stranded migrants across the country as they wait to return to their countries of origin through the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration programme.
Colombia: Needs are soaring for Venezuelan refugees and migrants as the region prepares for COVID-19 outbreak
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:04:16 +0000
UNHCR and IOM urge the international community to boost its support for humanitarian, protection and integration programmes, on which the lives and welfare of millions depend, including host communities.
COVID-19 school closures around the world will hit girls hardest
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:14:59 +0000
Increased drop-out rates will disproportionately affect adolescent girls, further entrench gender gaps in education and lead to increased risk of sexual exploitation, early pregnancy and forced marriage.
World: Amid lockdowns in Africa, WHO launches online training for COVID-19 responders
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000
The video session drew 500 participants and focused on the clinical symptoms of the virus, how to triage COVID-19 cases, treat complications, and manage severely ill patients, among other lessons.
Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at risk from killer measles, cholera epidemics
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:30:03 +0000
Since early 2019, a measles epidemic – the worst in the world -- has killed more than 5,300 children under the age of five, while there have been some 31,000 cases of cholera.
World: Looming COVID-19 crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:34:09 +0000
Income losses are expected to top $220 billion in developing countries. With an estimated 55% of the global population having no access to social protection, these losses will reverberate across societies.
‘Immediate nationwide ceasefire’ needed for all-out effort to counter COVID-19 in Syria
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:54:07 +0000
The UN relief chief pointed out that over the past nine years, half the population has been forced to flee their homes, more than 11 million people inside Syria require humanitarian assistance.
More than 15 million children and their families in Yemen, Syria and Gaza set to face COVID-19
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:01:00 +0000
Fewer than 730 ventilators and 950 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds are available for more than 15 million children and their families in areas that are hard for aid agencies to reach.
World: COVID-19: La crisis que se cierne sobre los países en desarrollo amenaza con devastar sus economías y acelerar la desigualdad
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:35:49 +0000
Ante la COVID-19, el PNUD busca una ayuda sin precedentes a largo plazo para los países vulnerables. A largo plazo, el PNUD prevé una necesidad mínima de 500 millones de dólares para prestar ayuda a 100 países.