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ReliefWeb - Updates - Headlines

Pakistan: Country-wide DRIVE updates details of 500,000 registered Afghan refugees

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:06:46 +0000

Countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Pakistan has updated details of more than 500,000 registered Afghan refugees as part of a country-wide campaign to issue renewed Proof of Registration (PoR) cards.

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World: Mistakes from the COVID-19 response must not be repeated in future pandemic planning

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:57:16 +0000

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Country: World
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

The longer the world is divided into COVID-19 haves and have-nots, the longer the pandemic will drag on, the more variants can develop, and the more deaths and suffering will occur, says MSF.

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Famine-like conditions in Yemen force families to eat tree leaves

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 19:31:58 +0000

Country: Yemen
Source: World Food Programme

While Yemen’s crisis is complex, the effect of years of war on families is clear. The cost of a minimum food basket has risen by well over 40 percent since the start of the year in some governorates.

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Panama: IFRC ramps up humanitarian assistance as record number of migrants cross the perilous Darién Gap

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 13:36:20 +0000

Countries: Colombia, Panama
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies

The IFRC is ramping up efforts to provide protection and humanitarian assistance to migrants travelling through the Darién Gap, one of the most dangerous migratory routes in the world.

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World: Poorer nations expected to face up to $75 billion shortfall in climate finance

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:01:00 +0000

Countries: Bangladesh, Guatemala, Madagascar, Senegal, World
Source: Oxfam

Oxfam estimates that wealthy governments will continue to miss the $100 billion goal and reach only $93 billion-$95 billion per year by 2025, five years after the goal should have been met.

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Families in Burundi languish as homes disappear under Lake Tanganyika

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0000

Country: Burundi
Source: Save the Children

At least 103,305 people have been forced from their homes by climate shocks in Burundi in recent years, mostly due to the rise of Lake Tanganyika, Africa's second-largest lake.

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Unprecedented number of people in Lebanon forced to rely on humanitarian assistance

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:51:00 +0000

Countries: Lebanon, occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic
Source: World Food Programme

Families struggle to access basic needs as the economic meltdown, paired with hyperinflation and shortages of fuel, electricity and medicines, pushes a growing number of people to the brink.

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World: UNHCR warns of dire consequences for refugees from COVID-19 underfunding

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:19:50 +0000

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Country: World
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The COVID-19 emergency tops the list of UNHCR's top-10 underfunded situations in 2021. Only one-third of the budgeted requirement of US$924 million has been received.

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IOM relocates more than 17,000 people uprooted by conflict in northern Ethiopia to new shelter

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:26:30 +0000

Country: Ethiopia
Source: International Organization for Migration

The IDPs, many of whom have been forced to sleep in the open without hygiene facilities, are being moved to Sabacare 4 relocation site in Mekelle, the capital of Tigray, the epicentre of the conflict.

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First day of school 'indefinitely postponed' for at least one million Nigerian students

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:48:37 +0000

Country: Nigeria
Source: UN Children's Fund

Learners are being cut off from education and other vital benefits schools provide as families remain fearful of sending children back to classrooms due to the spate of school attacks and abductions.

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World: More than 139 million people hit by climate crisis and COVID-19, IFRC analysis reveals

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:02:59 +0000

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Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Honduras, Iraq, Kenya, Syrian Arab Republic, World
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies

COVID-19 and climate extremes created compound impacts and reduced resilience to future shocks. Since the beginning of the pandemic, climate-related disasters have killed at least 17,242 people.

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Guinea declares end of Marburg virus disease outbreak

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 16:15:38 +0000

Country: Guinea
Source: World Health Organization

No new cases have been seen in the country over the past 42 days. The virus was confirmed on 9 August, marking the first time the disease emerged in Guinea and in West Africa.

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World: Africa faces a shortfall of 470 million COVID-19 vaccines this year

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:53:27 +0000

Country: World
Source: World Health Organization

As the COVAX facility is forced to slash planned deliveries by about 150 million this year, Africa is almost 500 million doses short of the target of fully vaccinating 40% of its population.

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UNESCO warns 117 million students around the world are still out of school

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:45:11 +0000

Country: World
Source: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Schools are now fully open in 117 countries, with a combined learner population of 539 million, ranging from pre-primary to secondary levels. This represents 35% of the total student population.

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One month after Haiti earthquake, about 260,000 children still need humanitarian assistance

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 02:11:20 +0000

Country: Haiti
Source: UN Children's Fund

“Children in Haiti are still struggling to come to terms with the aftermath of an earthquake that caused their homes, schools, health facilities and entire communities to crumble,” said UNICEF.

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World: New study challenges understanding of pandemic preparedness and resilience in Africa

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 13:44:12 +0000

Countries: Botswana, Cabo Verde, Eswatini, Mauritius, South Africa, Uganda, World
Source: World Health Organization

States assessed as being least vulnerable to an epidemic were the worst affected by COVID-19, new research suggests, as were nations with more urban populations and strong international travel links.

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Second COVID wave hits NW Syria as hostilities increase, tests and oxygen supplies run out

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 12:45:15 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee is making an urgent call for the ceasefire to be upheld, for civilians to be protected, and for the shortage in COVID-19 health supplies to be urgently addressed.

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Massacres persist despite martial law in DR Congo, says HRW

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 10:09:37 +0000

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Source: Human Rights Watch

Armed groups, some unidentified, have killed at least 672 civilians, while security forces have killed 67, in Ituri and North Kivu, between the start of martial law on May 6 and September 10.

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More than 2,550 people in Lesotho affected by windstorms

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 01:13:22 +0000

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

At least 50% of the affected families have lost their food stock and hygiene supplies. Qacha’s Nek and Thaba Tseka districts were the most severely impacted, with 348 houses damaged and 162 destroyed.

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World: Leaders make urgent call to accelerate vaccination globally and in Africa

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 19:56:57 +0000

Country: World
Source: World Health Organization

WHO’s targets are to vaccinate at least 10% of the population of every country by September, at least 40% by the end of the year, and 70% globally by the middle of next year.

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