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MSF is forced to withdraw its teams from Cameroon’s North-West region

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 14:22:45 +0000

Country: Cameroon
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

"We cannot stay any longer in a region where we are not allowed to provide care to people here," says Emmanuel Lampaert, MSF's operations coordinator for Central Africa.

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Bangladesh: Urgent support needed as thousands of Cox’s Bazar residents lose livelihoods

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 12:50:25 +0000

Countries: Bangladesh, Myanmar
Source: International Organization for Migration

IOM is concerned about more than 80,000 community members in Ukhiya and Teknaf sub-districts in Cox’s Bazar ,who have lost their income and possessions to the devastating floods.

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One year after the Beirut blasts, WFP assists more people in Lebanon than ever before

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 09:49:46 +0000

Country: Lebanon
Source: World Food Programme

With half of Lebanese people and almost the entire Syrian refugee population classified as living in deep poverty, WFP continues to scale up aid to reach 1.4 million people with food and cash support.

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Intense fighting causes severe trauma casualties in Afghanistan

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 19:26:30 +0000

Country: Afghanistan
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

Clashes have increased in intensity and moved into urban areas. MSF reported an alarming surge in the severity of patients' illnesses, and has treated more than 480 war-wounded patients since May.

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Surge in Covid-19 plunges Myanmar into humanitarian catastrophe amid political crisis and conflict

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 06:08:18 +0000

Country: Myanmar
Sources: ActionAid, Danish Refugee Council, Welthungerhilfe, DanChurchAid, Trócaire, Voluntary Service Overseas, Norwegian Refugee Council, Mercy Corps, People in Need, Solidarités International, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, HelpAge International, Save the Children, World Vision

More than 60 per cent of reported deaths from Covid-19 in Myanmar have occurred in the past month alone, with the number of confirmed cases doubling in the last two months.

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Tunisia: Vaccination and protection measures urgently needed to stop new COVID-19 waves in North Africa

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 22:27:43 +0000

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Countries: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies

Increasing COVID-19 transmissions in the region could spark a domino effect with catastrophic impacts as health systems are on the verge of collapse and vaccination rates continue to lag, warns IFRC.

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Hundreds of thousands of people risk losing water supply as critical facilities vandalized in Libya

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 09:18:38 +0000

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Country: Libya
Source: UN Children's Fund

The main station of the man-made river at the eastern track of Hassawna system was vandalized on Thursday, affecting the water supply to four main cities, Bani Walid, Misrata, Al-Khums, and Zliten.

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Ethiopia: Unfettered access into Tigray and across region needed to treat children and women for acute malnutrition

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 15:32:46 +0000

Country: Ethiopia
Source: UN Children's Fund

UNICEF estimates that more than 100,000 children in Tigray could suffer life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in the next 12 months – a tenfold increase compared with the average annual caseload.

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World: UNHCR warns of critical protection gaps for people on the move in the Sahel and East Africa

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:21:54 +0000

Countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Sudan, World
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Some of the areas where protection services are particularly limited and where few humanitarian actors are present, are remote border regions of Mali, Niger and Sudan along the edge of the Sahara.

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Bangladesh: More than 21,000 Rohingya refugees affected by flash floods and landslides in Cox's Bazar

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:17:06 +0000

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

More than 300mm of rain fell in just 24 hours between Monday and Tuesday – nearly half the average for July – and heavy rain continued on Wednesday and Thursday. Six refugees have been killed.

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Ethiopia: Conflict, COVID-19, climate crisis likely to drive higher levels of acute food insecurity in 23 hunger hotspots -- new report

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 09:12:15 +0000

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Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen
Sources: World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Efforts to fight a global surge in acute food insecurity are being stymied in several countries by fighting and blockades that cut off life-saving aid to families on the brink of famine, warn FAO and WFP.

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Horror mounts for children in Myanmar amid killings and COVID-19 deaths

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 00:01:00 +0000

Country: Myanmar
Source: Save the Children

The situation for families is worsening as a wave of COVID-19 rages across the country and children are unable to access medical care and education, warns Save the Children.

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OAS predicts Venezuelan exodus could reach seven million people by early 2022

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:36:27 +0000

Countries: Colombia, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World
Source: Organization of American States

The report says that even though borders are closed due to COVID-19, "it is estimated that between 700 and 900 Venezuelans flee their country daily along irregular roads along the borders".

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World: Consider the huge cost of NOT funding school meals, urges WFP chief

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:59:22 +0000

Country: World
Source: World Food Programme

The price of failing to fund children’s school meals far outweighs the cost of such programmes, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley said at the session School Meals Coalition.

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Crises in Haiti leave women and girls ever more vulnerable

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:46:55 +0000

Country: Haiti
Source: United Nations Population Fund

More than four million Haitians - 60% of them women and girls - will need emergency aid this year. Nearly 5,000 IDPs are at risk of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS.

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World: PAHO says more than 300,000 children have missed routine immunization in Latin America and Caribbean

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:16:39 +0000

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Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World
Source: Pan American Health Organization

COVID-19 has disrupted essential health services in most countries in region, threatening immunization of children and care of expectant mothers and people with chronic conditions.

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World: COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa ramp up

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:43:57 +0000

Countries: South Africa, Tunisia, United Republic of Tanzania, World
Source: World Health Organization

Nearly four million doses from COVAX arrived in Africa last week, against just 245,000 doses from the facility throughout the month of June. COVAX aims to ship 520 million doses to Africa by year-end.

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World: Analysis shows vaccine monopolies are blocking route to global vaccination against COVID-19

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 02:03:45 +0000

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Country: World
Sources: Amnesty International, UNAIDS, Oxfam, Frontline AIDS

The failure of rich countries to back the removal of monopolies and drive down excessive prices has directly contributed to vaccine scarcity in poorer nations, according to nearly 70 organisations.

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:16:23 +0000

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

UNHCR, is deeply saddened by the deaths of six Rohingya refugees as three days of heavy monsoon rains and strong winds pelted massive refugee sites in Cox’s Bazar, causing flash floods and landslides.

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One year after Beirut blast, Lebanon is running out of chances

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:27:51 +0000

Country: Lebanon
Source: Project HOPE

Millions of Lebanese have seen living conditions deteriorate, forcing some to leave the country. The crisis is causing one-third of children to go to bed hungry and most households are short on food.

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