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ReliefWeb - Updates - Headlines
Burkina Faso: Millions of out-of-school children at increased risk of violence across the Sahel
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 08:21:31 +0000
After a year of violence, flooding and COVID-19 pushed millions of children out of school and away from the protection it provides, governments must focus on the education and safety of children.
Burkina Faso: Covid-19 and conflict forced over 12 million children from school across Central Sahel region
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 06:10:50 +0000
All the 40,000 schools in the region were forced to close because of the pandemic, pushing students out of class in an area where access to education is already hampered by growing insecurity.
Sharp increase in food prices caused by COVID-19 raises fear of hunger in Nigeria
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:56:01 +0000
The number of children treated by the outpatient nutrition program has grown by 20%, while the number of severe malnutrition cases has risen by 10%, compared with the same period last year.
Burkina Faso: UNHCR warns of mounting needs in Sahel as forced displacement intensifies
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:57:08 +0000
Armed conflict, extreme poverty, food insecurity, climatic changes, and COVID-19 converge in the Sahel. Across the wider region, more than 2.7 million people have been forced to flee their homes.
Niger: UNHCR’s life-saving flights from Libya resume after seven-month suspension
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 09:49:43 +0000
Those evacuated are nationals of Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, including 16 families and 15 children under the age of 18, many of whom are unaccompanied or separated from their parents.
World: New WFP report shows access to food grossly unequal as coronavirus adds to challenges
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 23:53:27 +0000
A basic meal is far beyond the reach of millions of people in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic joins conflict, climate change and economic troubles in pushing up levels of hunger around the world.
IFRC says conditions in Sudan are terrible as emergency appeal only 15% funded
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:28:40 +0000
At least 175,000 houses have been destroyed, leaving thousands of families homeless. Food crops and livestock have been wiped out, and with prices skyrocketing, food insecurity rates are soaring.
World: Rising food prices, job losses, and unabated conflict spark fears of rising hunger across Africa
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 14:15:50 +0000
The risk is that as food prices rise and incomes plummet, we could see a rise in malnutrition because families can't afford enough food, or that the food they can afford is less nutrient-rich, said ICRC.
World: Almost 600 million children completely missed out on financial support during COVID-19
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:19:56 +0000
Millions of families in low-and-middle income countries did not receive any child and family-specific financial support from their governments to face the COVID-19 pandemic, says Save the Children.
Deadly sea crossings from Lebanon to Cyprus surge as economic crisis pushes thousands more children into poverty
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:51:49 +0000
Two months since the explosion ripped through the capital Beirut, Save the Children's teams have recorded a 574% increase in requests for shelter and financial support among Lebanese communities.
Nearly five million children need help to survive in Nigeria, Mauritania, Niger and Chad, warns Save the Children
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:48:38 +0000
“The region is now on the brink of a hunger crisis. Without life-saving treatment, many thousands could die from completely preventable and treatable causes," says Mateo Caprotti.
One million swamped by deadly floods as Viet Nam faces another major storm
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 05:23:25 +0000
Red Cross holds grave fears that deadly floods will worsen as tropical storm Nangka makes landfall today, bringing destructive winds and dumping more rain on hard hit communities.
World: WMO urges switch from early warning to early action to save vulnerable populations
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 08:42:34 +0000
The 2020 State of Climate Services report contains 16 different case studies on successful early warning systems for hazards including tropical cyclones, floods, droughts, heatwaves and sand storms.
World: A year of crisis slows progress towards hunger eradication
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:08:01 +0000
Global hunger has fallen since the 2000s, but progress is too slow. The report highlights 11 countries in which hunger is confirmed, or provisionally considered ‘alarming’ levels, an increase of seven.
WFP expands its work to support additional 33,500 vulnerable people in southern Iraq
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 06:26:05 +0000
One year after re-opening of its Basra office, WFP has set up new projects to create work opportunities to lessen socio-economic effects of COVID-19 crisis alongside existing school feeding programs.
World: Child marriage, pregnancies soar during pandemic
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 05:32:02 +0000
National COVID-19 response plans should make preventing child marriage and ensuring that girls, married or not, have access to reproductive health services, including to contraceptives, key priorities.
World: PAHO and IOM sign agreement to improve the health of 70 million migrants in the Americas
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 20:41:14 +0000
The understanding will focus on increasing and scaling-up interventions that address barriers to health care and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on migrant populations.
World: COVID-19 inducing ‘widespread despair’ among refugees, UNHCR appeals for urgent support for mental health
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 08:15:33 +0000
Alarmingly, some field reports have pointed to a rise in suicide attempts since the onset of the pandemic, including among those living in protracted situations of displacement.
Greece: A month after Moria fires, UNHCR warns of worsening conditions ahead of winter
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 09:44:31 +0000
The onset of winter will bring more hardship for the people. There are critical gaps in drainage, water, sanitation, hygiene and health services that need to be addressed without delay.
World: Immediate action required to address needs and vulnerabilities of 2.75 million stranded migrants
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 09:35:39 +0000
Effective international cooperation is urgently needed to address the circumstances of millions of migrants stranded worldwide due to mobility restrictions imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19.