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ReliefWeb - Updates - Headlines
Tropical Storm Amanda leaves destruction and grief as it passes through El Salvador
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:19:49 +0000
Heavy rain, floods and landslides have left the tropical storm in its path through El Salvador, causing death of at least 14 people and putting thousands of families at risk throughout the territory.
Tormenta Tropical Amanda deja destrucción y desconsuelo a su paso por El Salvador
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:46:02 +0000
Cientos de familias salvadoreñas han tenido que evacuar sus hogares debido a la devastación provocada por la Tormenta Tropical Amanda.
New Ebola outbreak detected in northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:13:37 +0000
The new outbreak comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC is in its final phase, while the country also battles COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak.
IOM appeals for $155 million to support over 5.3 million Yemenis and migrants
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 12:10:14 +0000
Conflict, mass displacement, severe economic decline, food insecurity and the near collapse of public services continue to take an enormous toll on people in Yemen.
UNICEF airlifts essential supplies to respond to COVID-19 in Yemen as cases increase
Sat, 30 May 2020 12:37:08 +0000
A UNICEF chartered plane landed at Sana’a airport with lifesaving supplies including Personal Protective Equipment items such as aprons, boots, face masks and gloves for frontline health workers.
World: Children are the hidden victims of Latin America’s Corona crisis
Fri, 29 May 2020 12:12:09 +0000
With weak healthcare systems and high levels of inequality, the crisis presents an unprecedented challenge for struggling families. Children are especially vulnerable and families risk collapsing.
UNHCR warns of worsening conditions for displaced Venezuelans as winter approaches
Fri, 29 May 2020 10:10:14 +0000
With the approaching cold weather, UNHCR is bracing for a deepening of the crisis. The winter season will considerably increase the need for humanitarian and medical assistance.
Violence in Sudan’s Darfur forces thousands to flee into Chad
Thu, 28 May 2020 11:40:05 +0000
By 18 May, 14,938 individuals had been pre-registered. The situation in Sudan remains volatile and on 17 May, reports were received of the arrival in Chad of 1,600 people after an incident in West Darfur.
World: Red Cross, Red Crescent movement appeals for $3.19 billion to curb COVID-19 and assist most vulnerable
Thu, 28 May 2020 11:28:07 +0000
This coordinated appeal builds on the previous one on 26 March and aims to increase life-saving services and support to address immediate impacts of the pandemic and long-lasting economic repercussions.
World: FAO warns impact of viruses, plagues and economic damage will fuel hunger in Asia and Pacific
Thu, 28 May 2020 10:42:46 +0000
"We cannot and must not underestimate the damage to lives and livelihoods that the convergence of these crises will have on food security and hunger in this part of the world," said FAO's Kim.
Haiti: Millones en riesgo de inseguridad alimentaria en America Latina y el Caribe
Thu, 28 May 2020 09:48:41 +0000
El impacto socioeconómico de la pandemia COVID-19 en la región podría empujar a 14 millones de personas a la inseguridad alimentaria severa, según el Programa Mundial de Alimentos de la ONU.
Haiti: WFP warns up to 14 million people at risk of hunger in Latin America and Caribbean
Thu, 28 May 2020 07:21:24 +0000
“It is vital and urgent that we provide food assistance to the growing number of vulnerable people in the region ... We still have time to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from becoming a hunger pandemic.”
World: Number of children living in household poverty to soar by up to 86 million by end of year
Thu, 28 May 2020 00:08:10 +0000
The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic could increase the number of children in household poverty by 15 percent before the end of 2020, according to Save the Children and UNICEF.
Yemen: Food crisis likely to worsen in Middle East and North Africa as COVID-19 continues
Wed, 27 May 2020 11:37:29 +0000
Afghanistan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are among the top 10 countries in the world with the worst food crises by number of people in crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) with nearly 40 million suffering.
Children at particular risk during Afghanistan's lockdown
Wed, 27 May 2020 09:36:48 +0000
Crowded living quarters, limited to no access to clean water, and severely curtailed healthcare all increase the risk of the coronavirus spreading, yet all are a reality for many Afghan IDPs.
Somalia: New swarms of locusts threaten to increase hunger in East Africa reeling from floods and coronavirus – Oxfam
Wed, 27 May 2020 00:01:00 +0000
The floods and the new wave of locust infestation will lead to increased food shortages in a region where over 33 million people are already severely food insecure.
Extra €700 million pledged to save lives and reduce suffering of people hit by Venezuelan crisis
Tue, 26 May 2020 23:52:17 +0000
This fundraising effort is an essential step to provide aid to more than five million refugees and migrants from Venezuela living in the region in the middle of the coronavirus crisis.
Yemen aid lifeline near ‘breaking point’, says UN food agency
Tue, 26 May 2020 19:13:37 +0000
Humanitarian projects to war-torn Yemen are reaching breaking point and about $870 million is needed to continue giving life-saving aid to millions of people for the next six months, WFP warned.
World: Cinco cosas que podemos hacer para proteger a migrantes, desplazados y refugiados ante la COVID-19
Tue, 26 May 2020 13:37:46 +0000
La pandemia esta teniendo un impacto desproporcionado en 70 millones de desplazados forzosos en el mundo, así como en migrantes. La MSF indica medidas que deben realizarse.
GOAL to support 243,000 children with lifesaving nutrition intervention in Zimbabwe
Tue, 26 May 2020 10:17:37 +0000
The start of this ECHO-funded project comes in light of a worsening humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe due to hyperinflation, drought, crop failure, Cyclone Idai and the COVID-19 outbreak.