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ReliefWeb - Updates - Headlines
Urgent action needed as COVID-19 overwhelms PNG health system
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 02:09:03 +0000
“The risks of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 are skyrocketing due to limited health infrastructure, high rates of illness, all compounded by poor access to safe water," said IFRC.
World: Protecting schools from military use
Sun, 24 Oct 2021 00:05:50 +0000
The military use of schools in countries that endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration declined globally. New laws and military policies from governments and armed forces contributed to the reduction.
World: IOM appeals for USD 74.7 M to provide humanitarian assistance for highly vulnerable migrants transiting Americas
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:58:49 +0000
The assistance would include food, clothing, health services and psychosocial support, safe shelters, and protection for people at risk of gender-based violence and trafficking in persons.
Alarming spike in abductions of women and children in Haiti: More than 100 women and children kidnapped so far this year
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:01:56 +0000
In violence-stricken Haiti, the number of children and women abducted for ransom in the first eight months of 2021 has already surpassed last year’s total, UNICEF warns.
Nigeria: Over 80 million reached as Africa trailblazes novel polio vaccine
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:21:24 +0000
Given the urgent public health need to address vaccine-derived polio globally, nOPV2 became the first vaccine to receive authorization for use under Emergency Use Listing (EUL).
Save the Children urgently requires $30 million to address South Sudan's worsening humanitarian situation
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:08:03 +0000
Save the Children appeals to donors to meet the current funding gap to help partners mitigate the impact of the floods, the worsening conditions for children, and help build a more resilient society.
UNHCR calls on Libya to urgently develop plan for asylum seekers and refugees
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 06:21:32 +0000
Together with other UN agencies, UNHCR stands ready to support an urgent plan of action that could help alleviate the terrible suffering of asylum-seekers and refugees in Libya.
Severe drought in Madagascar could spur world’s first climate change famine
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:45:01 +0000
More than one million people in southern Madagascar are struggling to get enough to eat, due to what could become the first famine caused by climate change, says WFP.
In northern Colombia, women and girls endure astonishing violence and need immediate protection and cash assistance
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:14:51 +0000
CARE and WRC call on relevant national and international actors to negotiate safe, principled humanitarian access to women, girls, and other populations in need of assistance in conflict-affected regions of Norte de Santander.
Afghanistan: New UN Development Programme emergency initiative to support Afghan people in need
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:42:13 +0000
The new crisis response initiative that is embedded as part of the overall UN system’s response will contribute to preventing a humanitarian catastrophe and the breakdown of the country’s economy.
Red Cross rushes relief as severe floods and landslides hit Nepal, India
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 06:25:05 +0000
More than 150 people have died across the two countries and dozens are missing after some of the heaviest rains in more than a century was dumped on provinces in Nepal and northern India.
UNICEF medical supplies arrive in Kabul to treat rising cases of acute watery diarrhoea in Afghanistan
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:16:04 +0000
In the past weeks, the reported total number of cases of acute watery diarrhoea has surpassed 1,500 in Kabul city and surrounding districts.
Children in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso face greater risk of recruitment by armed groups
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 01:35:52 +0000
Violence, poverty, and insecurity are threatening the safety of millions of children across the Central Sahel. Children are facing a dire protection crisis and they need access to education.
‘Shameful milestone’ in Yemen as 10,000 children killed or maimed since fighting began
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 12:36:50 +0000
UNICEF urgently needs more than US$235 million to continue its life-saving work in Yemen till mid-2022. Otherwise, it will be forced to scale down or stop its vital assistance for vulnerable children.
South Sudan floods wreak havoc on vulnerable communities
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 09:42:28 +0000
As the worst flooding in decades impacts over 700,000 people across South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at the critical needs facing the most vulnerable.
Water crisis in Iraq and North East Syria ‘creeping into every corner of children’s lives’
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 02:01:00 +0000
Drought, low levels of water in key rivers, and lack of access to maintain damaged water station infrastructure have put water out of reach for millions, warns Save the Children.
UNICEF supplies reach families cut off in Chin State, Myanmar
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 00:39:50 +0000
For the first time since February 2021, UNICEF gained access to Mindat, which has been affected by continuing armed clashes and Myanmar's third wave of COVID-19.
More than 3 million people in Central African Republic are in urgent need of protection and assistance
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 23:20:28 +0000
Unabating attacks by illegal armed groups in CAR are exacerbating the already fragile security situation and undermining valuable progress made in establishing institutional stability.
UN Secretary‑General welcomes ceasefire across Central African Republic
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 18:15:38 +0000
The Secretary‑General urges all parties to engage constructively through an inclusive political dialogue with a view to making tangible progress in the peace and reconciliation process.
IRC launches emergency response for over half a million people affected by conflict, Hepatitis E and severe flooding in South Sudan
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 07:26:20 +0000
For a country in such an unstable condition, the compounded effects of climate change and conflict have devastating consequences for already vulnerable populations.