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ReliefWeb - Updates - Headlines

World: Navigating barriers and maximising incentives in support of refugees and host countries

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 22:45:44 +0000

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Countries: Bangladesh, Colombia, Myanmar, Uganda, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World
Sources: Danish Refugee Council, Norwegian Refugee Council, International Rescue Committee

A report of IRC, DRC and NRC finds that lack of political will and leadership is challenging the achievement of more equitable and predictable responses to forced displacement.

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Drought continues to exacerbate demand for food aid in Somalia

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 18:34:02 +0000

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Country: Somalia
Source: UN Children's Fund

Almost 3.5 million people face severe food insecurity. A total of 2.6 million people are affected by shortage of water while the drought forced 111,000 people to flee their homes in 2021.

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Millions more need food aid as a direct result of conflict in Northern Ethiopia, says WFP

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 11:21:53 +0000

Country: Ethiopia
Source: World Food Programme

Amhara - the frontline of the conflict - has seen the largest jump in numbers, with 3.7 million now urgently needing aid. More than 80% (7.8 million) of people needing help are behind battle lines.

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World: UNICEF calls for urgent action to avoid further loss of life at sea

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 11:11:33 +0000

Countries: France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, World
Source: UN Children's Fund

"UNICEF is ready to scale up its efforts with governments, UN organisations, and EU institutions to provide urgent humanitarian support and protection to children on the move.”

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Sudan: About 4,300 people displaced by increasing violence in Darfur region

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 17:23:47 +0000

Country: Sudan
Source: United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan

UNITAMS warns of significant rise in tribal and intercommunal violence as reports indicate that scores of people were killed and injured in fighting on 17 and 19 November.

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World: Only one in four African health workers fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:31:17 +0000

Country: World
Source: World Health Organization

Analysis of data reported from 25 countries finds that since March 2021, 1.3 million health workers were fully vaccinated, with just six countries reaching more than 90%.

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Thousands of people in DR Congo desperately need help amid new surge of violence

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:26:55 +0000

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Source: Norwegian Refugee Council

Save the Children, DRC and NRC have had to temporarily cut or suspend activities since fighting escalated at the weekend. More than 320,000 people in Djugu territory are now at risk of being cut off.

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World: Action against GBV being pushed to the margins of COVID-19 response

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 01:52:37 +0000

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Country: World
Source: Oxfam

Oxfam report shows an undeniable increase in gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, which too many governments and donors are not doing enough to tackle.

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World: New UN Women data confirms violence against women has worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 14:24:10 +0000

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Countries: Albania, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nigeria, Paraguay, Thailand, Ukraine, World
Source: UN Women

The new UN Women report, based on survey data from 13 countries, shows that almost one in two women reported that they or a woman they know experienced a form of violence since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Haiti: Thousands stranded and exposed as insecurity worsens in Port-au-Prince

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 13:08:25 +0000

Country: Haiti
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

Armed clashes have displaced about 19,000 people. Families with young children, people living with disabilities and other vulnerable people are among those violently removed from their homes.

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Alarming rise in people at risk amid ongoing hostilities in Yemen’s Ma’rib

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 12:23:43 +0000

Country: Yemen
Source: International Organization for Migration

The governorate’s 137 displacement sites saw a nearly ten-fold increase in new arrivals since September as active frontlines have shifted in the past two months more than any time this year.

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Conditions rapidly deteriorating for Lebanon's children

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 09:35:56 +0000

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Countries: Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic
Source: UN Children's Fund

UNICEF's latest child-focused rapid assessment indicates that 53 per cent of families had at least one child who skipped a meal in October 2021, as compared with 37 per cent in April.

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Afghanistan: One in five children in fragile states risks dropping out of school as COVID takes its toll

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 03:07:34 +0000

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Countries: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda
Source: Save the Children

Save the Children survey found that children are not returning to school because of child labour, child marriage and financial hardship, which have only worsened with the pandemic.

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Guatemala: Poverty, climate shocks and violence push 378,000 Central Americans to migrate

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 19:53:54 +0000

Countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua
Source: World Food Programme

Food insecurity has seen a dramatic rise in Central America as the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty continue to make it harder for families to access nutritious food.

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More than 150,000 people at risk following severe flooding in Bentiu, South Sudan

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 19:06:50 +0000

Country: South Sudan
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières calls on other humanitarian organisations to urgently increase food and nutrition assistance, water and sanitation services, shelter and healthcare in Bentiu.

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Displaced Yemenis struggle to access aid as fighting intensifies in Marib

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 10:52:12 +0000

Country: Yemen
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR is gravely concerned about civilians in Marib, including more than one million IDPs. As the frontlines shift closer to populated areas, their lives are in danger and access to aid more difficult.

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Benin: West and Central Africa among the most affected by grave violations against children in armed conflict

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 09:53:39 +0000

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Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Source: UN Children's Fund

Since 2016, the region has recorded more than 21,000 children verified by the UN as recruited and used by armed forces and non-state armed groups, and more than 2,200 child victims of sexual violence.

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Refugees count their losses as floods destroy camp in Sudan

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 09:05:11 +0000

Countries: South Sudan, Sudan
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Months after its creation, Alganaa refugee camp in Sudan’s White Nile State has been submerged by flood waters, leaving some 35,000 South Sudanese refugees needing urgent assistance.

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Five years after peace deal, five million Colombians are still displaced, says NRC

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 08:49:24 +0000

Country: Colombia
Source: Norwegian Refugee Council

“There is nothing to celebrate for the hundreds of children, women and men in rural Colombia who flee their homes every day to escape armed violence. Now is the time to scale up, not down, support."

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IRC warns more lives will be lost without rapid de-escalation and cooperation on all sides at Belarus border

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 13:55:57 +0000

Countries: Belarus, Poland, World
Source: International Rescue Committee

As the stalemate between the EU and Belarus continues, the IRC urges all involved to cease using human beings as political leverage. At least 13 people have died and hypothermia cases are rising.

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