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ReliefWeb - Updates

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ReliefWeb - Updates

There is no time to waste in responding to rising hunger in Haiti

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 16:09:38 +0000

Country: Haiti
Source: World Food Programme

WFP and partners have provided food to more than a million Haitians this year, including 100,000 enduring gang-related lockdowns. But while airlifts will keep people alive, they won’t offer a future.

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Indonesia: UNHCR calls for support, solidarity amid rise in risky Andaman Sea crossings

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 11:23:57 +0000

Countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR and partners are observing a dramatic increase in the number of people attempting perilous crossings over the sea this year, mostly Rohingya travelling from Myanmar and Bangladesh to Indonesia.

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World: Many persons with disabilities face premature death due to health inequities

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 09:43:39 +0000

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Country: World
Source: World Health Organization

Persons with disabilities face a risk of dying up to 20 years earlier than other sections of society, according to a new report issued by the World Health Organization.

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Ukraine under snow and ice, landmines and unexploded ordnances pose deadly danger to civilians

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 07:00:09 +0000

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Country: Ukraine
Source: International Committee of the Red Cross

As the winter freeze sets in and attacks on infrastructure leave people without heat or electricity, civilians face an increased risk of being injured or killed by landmines and unexploded munitions.

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People eating leaves to survive in South Sudan as aid fails to keep pace with spiralling hunger crisis

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 00:01:00 +0000

Country: South Sudan
Source: Oxfam

More than half the population – 6.6 million people – are severely hungry, including 2.2 million at risk of starvation. Without an urgent increase in aid, 7.7 million people face severe food shortages.

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Military escalation could worsen suffering for vulnerable communities in northern Syria

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 12:34:35 +0000

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Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: Syria INGO Regional Forum

Across northern Syria, civilians have been reportedly injured and key civilian infrastructure has been impacted, threatening people’s access to vital supplies such as power and water.

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Malawi launches oral vaccination campaign to contain cholera

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 11:45:30 +0000

Country: Malawi
Source: World Health Organization

The reactive campaign targeting 2.9 million people is aimed at halting the ongoing transmission and control the cholera outbreak that has affected all the 29 districts of the country.

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World: United Nations launches record $51.5 billion humanitarian appeal for 2023

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 05:00:00 +0000

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Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Next year will set another record for humanitarian relief requirements, with 339 million people in need of assistance in 69 countries, the UN and partner organizations said.

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Cash transfers help families cope amid the drought in northern Kenya

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 13:23:24 +0000

Country: Kenya
Source: World Food Programme

Some 535,000 people facing food scarcity across 12 counties will receive monthly food and cash support. Another 356,400 under-fives as well as 213,000 pregnant or breastfeeding mothers will benefit.

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'Closed-controlled access centres' in Greece leave refugees with psychological distress

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 11:21:12 +0000

Countries: Greece, World
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

The centres on five of Greece's Aegean islands are isolated and refugees find their mental health condition exacerbated by the prison-like conditions, the segregation and the security infrastructure.

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Yemen: Number of children living in deadliest war zones jumps nearly 10 per cent in one year

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:01:00 +0000

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Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Myanmar, occupied Palestinian territory, Ukraine, Yemen
Source: Save the Children

More than half of all children living in conflict areas in 2021 – an estimated 230 million – lived in the deadliest war zones, reveals new analysis from Save the Children.

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WFP and UNHCR seek urgent support to avoid brutal cuts to food aid for refugees in Chad

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 22:10:49 +0000

Countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria, Sudan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, World Food Programme

WFP needs $161 million by end-2022 to avert a suspension of its refugee programme and to help crisis-hit communities in Chad, including 519,000 Sudanese and Central African refugees.

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Needs rise to their highest levels since start of crisis in Syria amid cholera outbreak

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 19:19:44 +0000

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Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Sources: CARE, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Global Communities, Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Relief International, Save the Children, Solidarités International, Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, War Child International, Welthungerhilfe, World Vision

NGOs call for an urgent scale-up in support, alongside immediate action to secure humanitarian access to north-west Syria, where more than 9,000 suspected cholera infections have now been reported.

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Dire funding gap undermines Uganda's response to growing numbers of refugees

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:22:50 +0000

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Uganda
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Uganda was already hosting more than 1.5 million refugees, but this year, another 130,000 refugees from DRC and South Sudan have arrived, putting further pressure on an overstretched aid response.

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World: Three years of flatlined progress on HIV treatment and prevention affect 2.7 million youth

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 20:30:16 +0000

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Country: World
Source: UN Children's Fund

UNICEF said that some 110,00 youth under age 19 died last year from AIDS-related causes. Every day without progress, over 300 children and adolescents lose their fight against AIDS.

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Women continue to pay the highest price for the war in Ukraine, warns IRC

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 15:51:44 +0000

Countries: Poland, Ukraine
Source: International Rescue Committee

Women and girls are not only at high risk of abuse on their way to safety, but oftentimes do not find the protection they need upon arrival to their destination points in Europe.

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UNHC in South Sudan raises alarm on projected increase in people’s humanitarian needs

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 11:56:50 +0000

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Country: South Sudan
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

An estimated 9.4 million people, a staggering 76% of South Sudan's population, will have humanitarian and/or protection needs in 2023. This presents an increase of half a million people on 2022.

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World: UNHCR warns rising tide of hunger, insecurity and underfunding worsening GBV risks

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 08:15:07 +0000

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Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Lebanon, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Western Sahara, World, Yemen, Zambia
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

There is a shocking, pernicious cycle of hunger and insecurity, each exacerbating the other and fuelling risks to women and girls, as harmful coping strategies are adopted across communities.

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People displaced by conflict in Cameroon are exposed to climate shocks

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:52:10 +0000

Countries: Cameroon, Nigeria
Source: International Committee of the Red Cross

Many people displaced by the conflict struggle to provide for themselves, while recurrent floods, which are becoming more frequent and more severe, create an additional burden for vulnerable families.

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World: Nearly 40 million children susceptible to growing measles threat

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 02:14:19 +0000

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Country: World
Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization

Measles vaccination coverage has steadily declined since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, there were an estimated nine million cases and 128,000 deaths from measles worldwide.

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