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Burkina Faso: New $350 million World Bank project supports community-based recovery and stability in the Sahel

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 12:16:24 +0000

Countries: Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
Source: World Bank

More than eight million people in Liptako-Gourma, spanning Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, will benefit from WB project that focuses on combatting the vicious cycle of fragility that plagues this area.

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At least 33,000 children in parts of Tigray, Ethiopia, at imminent risk of death as conflict increases famine threat

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:50:31 +0000

Country: Ethiopia
Source: UN Children's Fund

Increased funding from donors is urgently needed in order for UNICEF to reach every child across the region with critical health, nutrition, water, sanitation, education, and protection services.

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Colombia: UNHCR, IOM, aid partners call for urgent support to refugees and migrants from Venezuela and their hosts

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:29:40 +0000

Countries: Argentina, Aruba (The Netherlands), Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao (The Netherlands), Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Sources: International Organization for Migration, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

COVID-19 continues to devastate the region, and the future of millions of refugees and migrants and their hosts is at stake. Solidarity and commitment are needed more than ever, said Eduardo Stein.

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Millions at risk of displacement as Afghanistan faces extreme drought, warns IRC

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:18:39 +0000

Country: Afghanistan
Source: International Rescue Committee

Drastic reduction in rainfall has caused levels of food and water scarcity across 25 provinces in Afghanistan not seen since the drought of 2018 that displaced a quarter of a million people.

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World: WFP welcomes G7 commitment to famine prevention; calls for swift action to prevent widespread catastrophe

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:22:36 +0000

Countries: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Nigeria, South Sudan, World, Yemen
Source: World Food Programme

For the next six months, WFP requires $4.5 billion. The consequences of inaction and funding shortfalls will be measured in lost lives and setbacks in progress towards long-term development goals.

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Bangladesh: IOM ramps up health response as second wave of COVID-19 strikes Cox’s Bazar

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:04:53 +0000

Countries: Bangladesh, Myanmar
Source: International Organization for Migration

Preparations for the vaccination campaign for the more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in the camps are ongoing, but a launch date has yet to be confirmed.

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Syria: UN releases US$135 million for underfunded humanitarian crises

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:29:44 +0000

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Countries: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Yemen
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

These funds will provide essentials such as clean water, shelter and food for people who need it most in 12 countries in Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.

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World: G7 leaders must fund ambitious girls' education targets

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:08:40 +0000

Country: World
Source: Plan International

While the $2.75 billion pledged to the Global Partnership for Education by G7 leaders is commendable, it falls short of the $3.5 billion sought by Plan International and its civil society partners.

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UN agencies in Sudan reach conflict-hit communities in non-government-controlled areas for first time in a decade

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 09:28:34 +0000

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Country: Sudan
Sources: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund

Expanding humanitarian access to SPLM-N controlled enclaves is crucial to providing urgent aid toan estimated 800,000 people in these areas, who desperately need relief following years of isolation.

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Ethiopia to vaccinate two million people against cholera in Tigray region

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 11:15:39 +0000

Country: Ethiopia
Source: World Health Organization

Ethiopia today officially launched a preventive oral cholera vaccination campaign targeting two million people aged one year and above in Tigray region to avert a potential outbreak.

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Spike in violence in Haiti puts patients, staff, and medical activities at risk

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:41:32 +0000

Country: Haiti
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

In the first week of June, clashes in the neighborhood of Martissant and other districts of Port-au-Prince caused many injuries and displaced more than 1,000 people, including MSF patients and staff.

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Bachelet issues strong warning of imminent further bloodshed and suffering in Myanmar

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 12:39:57 +0000

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

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warns that a further escalation in violence is unfolding across Myanmar and must be halted to prevent even greater loss of life and a deepening emergency.

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Insecurity in northern Mozambique continues to forcibly displace thousands

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:06:53 +0000

Country: Mozambique
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Some 70,000 people have fled Palma since 24 March, bringing the total number of displaced in Cabo Delgado province to nearly 800,000 according to humanitarian estimates.

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UN agencies concerned by looming famine in northern Ethiopia, call for urgent life-saving action to avert it

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:27:59 +0000

Country: Ethiopia
Sources: World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The latest IPC report states that 350,000 people are already facing catastrophic conditions in Tigray. This is the highest number of people classified in IPC 5 in a single country in the past decade.

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World: Nine in 10 African countries set to miss urgent COVID-19 vaccination goal

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:40:54 +0000

Country: World
Source: World Health Organization

Africa accounts for less than 1% of the 2.1 billion doses administered globally; so far, 2% of the continent’s 1.3 billion people have received one dose and only 9.4 million are fully vaccinated.

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How Tigrayan women are surviving war and Covid-19 in Ethiopia

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:38:58 +0000

Country: Ethiopia
Source: Trócaire

The conflict has had a devastating effect on women in particular, who have been been subjected to sexual violence, forced to leave their homes and left for days without food to feed their children.

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More than one million people at risk of hunger in Syria if cross-border aid resolution not renewed

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 03:12:42 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Sources: Concern Worldwide, InterAction, GOAL, Medair, ZOA, Islamic Relief, Norwegian Refugee Council, CARE, Mercy Corps, Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion, People in Need, Oxfam, Life for Relief and Development, International Rescue Committee, Relief International, Un Ponte per, Save the Children, World Vision, Terre des Hommes Italia, Syria Relief, Syrian American Medical Society Foundation, Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, Orange, MedGlobal

Aid agencies are warning of a looming humanitarian catastrophe if the UN Security Council fails to renew a resolution allowing lifesaving aid delivered cross-border to reach Syria.

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Children in world’s poorest countries lost 66% more of lifetime at school than richer peers

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 01:01:00 +0000

Countries: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Guinea, South Sudan, World
Source: Save the Children

Impact of school closures has been far greater for children in poorer countries, as they often would have spent fewer years of their life in school even before the pandemic, says Save the Children.

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World: Latest global figures show child labour has soared in the past four years

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:36:18 +0000

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Country: World
Sources: International Labour Organization, UN Children's Fund

The number of working children has risen to 160 million worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million children since 2016. The number of children aged 5-17 years in hazardous work has risen to 79 million.

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Argentina: Southern hemisphere winter increases hardship for displaced Venezuelans

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 13:02:16 +0000

Countries: Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Nearly two million Venezuelans are in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Some of these are among countries with the highest COVID-19 infection and death counts globally.

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