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Dozens dead and injured as UN condemns ‘utterly deplorable’ shopping centre attack in Ukraine

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 19:57:29 +0000

Country: Ukraine
Source: UN News Service

At least ten people have reportedly been killed and 40 injured by what Ukrainian authorities have said was a Russian missile strike on a crowded shopping centre. Footage from the scene showed widespread destruction.

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World: FAO outlines five urgent steps to address the global food crisis

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 12:38:12 +0000

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Country: World
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

“We are at serious risk of facing a food access crisis now, and a food availability crisis for the next season,” the Director-General, QU Dongyu, said at the G7 ministerial conference.

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Somalia: FAO seeks $172 million to help avert famine and humanitarian catastrophe in Horn of Africa

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:51:53 +0000

Countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The time frame for the plan has been extended to December to prevent a deterioration in food security in the region and help save the lives of almost five million rural people across four countries.

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Burkina Faso: More than 30 million Sahelians need life-saving assistance and protection

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:35:41 +0000

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Countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger, Nigeria
Sources: Action Contre la Faim France, International Rescue Committee, Norwegian Refugee Council, UN Children's Fund, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme

"Only 15% of the required $3.8 billion has been received to support the humanitarian response plans for Burkina Faso, northern Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger, and north-east Nigeria. This is not enough”.

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Afghanistan: Afghan children lose entire families in fatal earthquake

Sun, 26 Jun 2022 13:58:26 +0000

Country: Afghanistan
Source: Save the Children

If the international community does not provide urgent support for the earthquake and the wider crisis in Afghanistan, thousands of children will die in the coming months.

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Reaching Iraq’s displaced children with essential vaccines

Sun, 26 Jun 2022 13:01:00 +0000

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Country: Iraq
Source: UN Children's Fund

Health workers go door-to-door, meeting with families in displacement camps, making sure that children have access to the routine immunizations they need to be healthy and thrive.

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How floods affect women and men differently in north and north-eastern Bangladesh

Sun, 26 Jun 2022 04:38:05 +0000

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Country: Bangladesh
Sources: Government of Bangladesh, UN Women

A gender analysis suggests taking the following immediate actions for the most vulnerable groups: mitigate GBV and protection risks; ensure food security; and provide lifesaving essential services.

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World: UN agencies commit to the Secretary-General’s newly launched Action Agenda on Internal Displacement

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:00:51 +0000

Country: World
Sources: International Organization for Migration, UN Development Programme, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Comprising the Steering Group on Solutions to Internal Displacement, five agencies will step up their own engagement and embody the collaborative spirit called for in the Action Agenda.

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World: Save the Children calls on G7 leaders to fund immediate, multi-billion package to combat hunger crisis

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 13:53:47 +0000

Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, World
Source: Save the Children

"Famine is on the wind across the Horn of Africa and services designed to treat malnourished children are struggling to keep up with demand. The time for deliberations has passed. People are dying now."

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UN Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine calls for greater international support as conflict marks four months

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 13:09:58 +0000

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Country: Ukraine
Sources: UN Country Team in Ukraine, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

"As we risk entering a protracted stage of the conflict and humanitarian needs continue to surge, we willcontinue to scale up and work side by side with the Ukrainian Government and its people."

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World: Schools ill-equipped to provide healthy and inclusive learning environments for all children

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 08:39:43 +0000

Country: World
Sources: UN Children's Fund, World Health Organization

Deep inequalities persist between and within countries, despite a steady decline in the proportion of schools without basic water, sanitation and hygiene services, according to UNICEF and WHO.

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World: Africa leads ground-breaking commitments to end malaria and neglected tropical diseases by 2030

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 18:47:08 +0000

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Country: World
Source: Roll Back Malaria

The Kigali Summit on Malaria and NTDs featured pledges totalling more than $4 billion, with endemic countries committing more than $2.2 billion in domestic resources towards ending these diseases.

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Cabo Verde faces record-breaking food insecurity due to drought, COVID-19 and the Ukraine crisis

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 11:33:47 +0000

Countries: Cabo Verde, Ukraine
Sources: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Food Programme

32% of the population—181,000 people—face acute hunger, marking a massive reversal of hard-won gains in food security in recent years and forcing the government to declare a national emergency.

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Thousands need urgent help as gold rush fuels clashes in northern Chad

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:24:30 +0000

Country: Chad
Source: International Organization for Migration

According to a first assessment conducted by IOM, more than 3,200 mine workers, including 172 children, are stranded in the towns of Zouarké, Wour, Zouar, Kollou, Faya and Puits 80 in northern Chad.

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World: Global hunger crisis pushing one child into severe malnutrition every minute in 15 crisis-hit countries

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:19:05 +0000

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Countries: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, World, Yemen
Source: UN Children's Fund

Ahead of G7 summit, UNICEF is seeking $1.2 billion to meet urgent needs of eight million under-fives at risk of death from severe wasting unless they receive immediate therapeutic food and care.

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WFP rapidly deploys food and logistics equipment to earthquake-hit eastern Afghanistan

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 08:11:33 +0000

Country: Afghanistan
Source: World Food Programme

Eighteen trucks are being deployed to the earthquake-affected areas carrying emergency supplies. WFP plans to provide emergency food to an initial 3,000 households and is ready to ramp up its support.

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Somalia faces climate emergency and famine as fourth rainy season fails

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 04:09:39 +0000

Country: Somalia
Source: Norwegian Refugee Council

A recent NRC assessment representing more than 14,000 people in some of the worst-hit areas confirmed the devastating conditions, with two-thirds reporting no regular access to water.

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Devastating earthquake exacerbates dire humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:41:11 +0000

Country: Afghanistan
Source: Norwegian Refugee Council

Early estimates in the Afghan provinces of Khost and Paktika indicate that the earthquake took the lives of more than a thousand people, with the death toll likely to rise.

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Ethiopia: Time is running out to avert worrying levels of food insecurity in Tigray, says FAO

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:35:23 +0000

Country: Ethiopia
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Farmers in parts of northern Ethiopia are in serious danger of losing the main planting season (June-August) if they do not receive urgent support from the international community to sow their fields.

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Humanitarian situation in Ukraine deteriorates as major cities bear the brunt of heavy fighting

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:08:49 +0000

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Country: Ukraine
Source: International Committee of the Red Cross

The impact of the fighting is severe in cities such as Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Donetsk, Kharkiv and other urban areas, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned on Wednesday.

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