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Syria: MSF provides relief items and adapts response for COVID-19 in Idlib

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:01:03 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

Deir Hassan camp in Idlib province, which hosts more than 164,000 people in settlements scattered over the hills, is now threatened by the potential spread of COVID-19.

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New digital map shows terrible impact of COVID-19 on school meals around the world

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:48:56 +0000

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Country: World
Source: World Food Programme

The map, Global Monitoring of School Meals during COVID-19 School Closures, provides daily visual updates on school closures and the number of children no longer receiving school meals as a result.

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IOM urges increased support for IDPs amid deteriorating humanitarian crisis, COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:35:56 +0000

Countries: Burkina Faso, Mali
Source: International Organization for Migration

A deadly attack in the north left 43 people dead and seven severely wounded. Many others fled to Ouahigouya, the region’s capital. Nearly three weeks later, more than 6,000 people are displaced.

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Yemen sees fresh displacement after five years of conflict

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:19:58 +0000

Country: Yemen
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

After fleeing latest fighting in country’s north, Yemenis describe harrowing route to safety and dire conditions on arrival as humanitarian aid struggles to meet needs.

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UNHCR concerned at mounting civilian casualties and displacement in western Myanmar

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:16:52 +0000

Country: Myanmar
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

According to recent local reports, at least 21 civilians have lost their lives as a series of clashes hit their villages along the border between Myanmar’s Rakhine and Chin states earlier this month.

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World: Urge reforzar sistemas sanitarios y programas de higiene para evitar que el coronavirus alcance a los niños y niñas desnutridos

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:03:47 +0000

Country: World
Source: Acción contra el Hambre España

Lugares con concentración de personas refugiadas o migrantes como las de Siria o Venezuela podrían convertirse muy pronto en escenarios de alta transmisión comunitaria.

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Humanitarian actors develop guidance for COVID-19 preparedness in Iraqi IDP camps

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:46:24 +0000

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Country: Iraq
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed 382 cases of COVID-19, 36 fatalities, and 105 patients who have recovered from the virus. Approximately one quarter of the cases are in the Kurdistan Region.

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World: UNICEF scales up support in 145 countries to keep children learning, as COVID-19 forces schools to close

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:54:19 +0000

Countries: Uganda, World
Source: UN Children's Fund

The initial global allocation of $13 million will be catalytic by supporting governments and a range of education partners in each country to develop plans to enable a rapid, system-wide response.

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World: Life-saving vaccinations must not ‘fall victim’ to COVID-19 pandemic – UNICEF chief

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 07:05:25 +0000

Country: World
Source: UN Children's Fund

As the pandemic progresses, critical life-saving services, including immunization, will likely be disrupted, especially in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, where they are sorely needed, stated the head of UNICEF.

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Burkina Faso: ACAPS identifies nine countries at increased risk of a deteriorating humanitarian situation in the next six months

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:39:08 +0000

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Countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen
Source: Assessment Capacities Project

The Global Risk Analysis aims to inform decision makers of potential developments and understand possible impact, making it possible to better plan for and deliver a humanitarian response.

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World: La ONU lanza un plan de respuesta humanitaria para luchar contra COVID-19

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:49:19 +0000

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Country: World
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

La respuesta de $ 2 mil millones impactará a 51 países, incluidos los más vulnerables, y se enfocará en entregar equipos de laboratorio e instalar estaciones de lavado de manos, entre otras medidas.

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World: Global approach is the only way to fight COVID-19, UN says as it launches $2 billion response plan

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:00:00 +0000

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Country: World
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

UN humanitarian chief warns that failing to help vulnerable countries fight the coronavirus now could place millions at risk and leave the virus free to circle back around the globe.

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World: COVID-19 restrictions preventing thousands from accessing lifesaving aid

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 08:53:48 +0000

Countries: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kenya, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, World
Source: Norwegian Refugee Council

The NRC is currently unable to reach thousands of people, including 300,000 in the Middle East. It is calling on governments to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid in these challenging times.

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Kenya: New locust swarms continue forming in Horn of Africa

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:56:31 +0000

Countries: Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kenya, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The situation remains extremely alarming in the Horn of Africa, specifically Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia where new swarms are posing an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods.

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World: Most marginalised children will bear brunt of unprecedented school closures

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 08:54:09 +0000

Country: World
Source: Save the Children

The impact of school closures extends beyond disruption to education – they also carry other risks to marginalised children and those from low-income households, because many may rely on school meals.

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In Yemen, 50 suspected cholera cases every hour for the past five years

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 02:01:00 +0000

Country: Yemen
Source: Oxfam

Coronavirus poses a fresh challenge to Yemen. Flights into and out of the country have been stopped, restricting movement for some aid workers responding to the humanitarian crisis.

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UNHCR’s airlift with vital medical aid lands in Iran

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:06:52 +0000

Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR airlifted today some 4.4 tonnes of much-needed medical aid items to Iran, including supplies to help contain COVID-19, which has spread to all 31 of the country's provinces.

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World: UN chief calls for immediate global ceasefire to fight COVID-19

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 17:26:21 +0000

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Country: World
Source: UN Secretary-General

It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown in all corners of the world and focus together on the true fight of our lives – the COVID19 pandemic, Secretary General said.

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World: Vulnerable people need clean water urgently to stop COVID-19, say UN experts

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:02:52 +0000

Country: World
Source: UN Human Rights Council

“The global struggle against the pandemic has little chance to succeed if personal hygiene, the main measure to prevent contagion, is unavailable to 2.2 billion persons who have no access to safe water.”

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Somalia: Community-led action critical for locust livelihood response in greater Horn of Africa

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:55:59 +0000

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Countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania
Sources: Concern Worldwide, ActionAid, Danish Refugee Council, Welthungerhilfe, Ayuda en Acción, ACTED, ZOA, Norwegian Refugee Council, Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe, Action Against Hunger USA, Oxfam, Plan International, ChildFund International

It is critical that activities to control locusts and address their impact on livelihoods continue, with local communities placed at the forefront, says the Regional Desert Locust Alliance.

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