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Record number of Sudanese facing acute food insecurity

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:11:59 +0000

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Countries: South Sudan, Sudan
Source: Integrated Food Security Phase Classification

An estimated 9.6 million people are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above)and need urgent help. This is the highest figure ever recorded in the history of the IPC.

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World: UN Secretary-General issues global wake-up call

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:25:02 +0000

Country: World
Source: UN Secretary-General

From COVID-19 to climate disruption, from racial injustice to rising inequalities, we are a world in turmoil. Our challenge is to channel the spirit behind the UN charter and rise to this moment of trial and test.

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World: Reflexiona antes de compartir: ayuda a detener la desinformación viral sobre el coronavirus

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:50:44 +0000

Country: World
Source: UN News Service

En el marco de la iniciativa Verified, la ONU lanza la campaña Pause¸ que invita a la gente a que tome la misma distancia de los rumores y las noticias falsa en las redes sociales que la que adopta físicamente para no contagiarse del virus.

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World: Urgent call to enhance laws and regulations to protect children in disasters

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:01:00 +0000

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

This study calls on governments and disaster agencies to counter the lack of attention, systems and adequate investment in child protection and to recognize the consequences of disasters for children.

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As economic crisis bites, lack of humanitarian access costs Syrian lives every day

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:37:11 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: International Committee of the Red Cross

Humanitarian needs are already immense and rising at a pace that threatens to outstrip and even overwhelm capacities to respond, exacerbated by the worst economic crisis since the conflict began.

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DR Congo: UNHCR alarmed over rising violence against displaced in eastern DRC

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:18:38 +0000

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR is receiving accounts of armed groups unleashing terror on people as they flee, in IDP sites and hosting areas, and when they return, reports of killings and mutilation, sexual violence and looting.

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World: COVID-19 pandemic drives global increase in humanitarian food assistance needs

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 07:51:32 +0000

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Country: World
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network

COVID-19 containment measures, including border restrictions, limit household access to key income generating activities and contribute to atypical price volatility in some areas.

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Myanmar: INGOs warn upsurge in fighting in Rakhine State could cause greater hunger, displacement and vulnerability

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 04:58:16 +0000

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Country: Myanmar
Sources: ActionAid, Danish Refugee Council, Malteser, Norwegian Refugee Council, Lutheran World Federation, CARE, Christian Aid, Mercy Corps, Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion, Action Contre la Faim France, People in Need, Solidarités International, Oxfam, International Rescue Committee, Relief International, arche noVa, Save the Children, Plan International, World Vision, Finn Church Aid

The upsurge in fighting between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar Military in northern Rakhine State has led to many people fleeing their homes while others are trapped and unable to leave.

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World: Urgent action needed to stop female genital mutilation, other practices that harm women and girls

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 04:36:55 +0000

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Country: World
Source: United Nations Population Fund

At least 19 harmful practices are considered human rights violations, according to the UNFPA State of World Population 2020 report.

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World: WFP to assist largest number of hungry people ever as coronavirus devastates poor nations

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:01:20 +0000

Country: World
Source: World Food Programme

WFP is ramping up the number of people it assists to 138 million from a record 97 million in 2019. But sustained funding is urgently required, so WFP is seeking $4.9 billion over the next six months.

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UN urges international donors to redouble commitment to Syrians and the region

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 07:08:34 +0000

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Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Sources: UN Development Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Donors are expected to announce pledges of support for a $3.8 billion appeal for the UN and partners’ humanitarian work inside Syria and a $6.04 billion refugee plan for neighbouring countries.

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Hunger spreading in Syria amid COVID-19 and economic collapse

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:01:00 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Sources: Norwegian Refugee Council, CARE, Mercy Corps, Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion, Oxfam, International Rescue Committee, World Vision

Restrictions, the collapse of the Syrian pound, and the displacement of millions of people have led to an unprecedented number of families who are no longer able to put food on the table.

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Looming fuel crisis is threatening food, hospitals and water in northern Yemen

Sun, 28 Jun 2020 22:12:40 +0000

Country: Yemen
Source: Norwegian Refugee Council

New shortages are coming on top of a water funding emergency, with water and sanitation services for over 6 million people facing closure, it could lead to a surge in cholera and Covid-19 cases.

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Funding shortfalls continue to place a major constraint on response efforts in Syria

Sun, 28 Jun 2020 20:47:47 +0000

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Countries: Iraq, occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Donors are encouraged to provide direct funding to NGOs operating cross-border in northeast Syria as the UN does not channel funding to them since the Security Council passed its Resolution 2504.

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Barriers to secondary education for Syrian refugee children in Jordan

Sat, 27 Jun 2020 05:48:57 +0000

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Countries: Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic
Source: Human Rights Watch

A new report documents increasingly difficult obstacles to education the further Syrian refugee children progress in school, with enrollment rates collapsing to just 25 to 30 percent in secondary school.

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Peru: La pandemia dejará 29 millones de nuevos pobres en Latinoamérica

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 14:14:37 +0000

Countries: Colombia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru
Source: Acción contra el Hambre España

Las limitaciones de movimientos y los confinamientos preventivos son cada vez más difíciles de sostener por su impacto sobre la alimentación diaria de millones de personas.

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More than 30,000 refugees flee violence in northwestern Nigeria in past two months

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:43:08 +0000

Countries: Niger, Nigeria
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The Nigerian refugees have arrived in Niger's Maradi region, tripling the number who have fled there since last year because of growing insecurity and atrocities across north-western Nigeria.

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More Syrians than ever before in the grip of hunger and poverty

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 12:15:32 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: World Food Programme

Syrians face an unprecedented hunger crisis as the prices of basic foods reach levels unseen even at the height of the nine-year conflict and millions of people are pushed deeper into poverty, WFP said.

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DR Congo: COVID-19 slows pace of reform, exacerbates fragile security situation in DRC

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:59:40 +0000

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Source: UN News Service

The UN mission is asking the Security Council for its continued support as it adds the fight against COVID-19 to its to-do list, while also dealing with a fragile security situation in the east.

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UN Rights Chief says 580 Malians killed this year as security worsens

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:39:18 +0000

Country: Mali
Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Violent disputes between the Peulh and Dogon communities have increased in recent months, with community-based militias, initially formed to defend communities, becoming increasingly violent.

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