With the Haitian government, the appeal aims to support of the country's emergency cholera response and provide life-saving assistance to 1.4 million living in the most affected areas.
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Children in DR Congo still paying highest price of conflict
A total of 7,616 grave violations against 6,073 children were verified and attributed to 78 parties to conflict between April 2020 and March 2022. At least 1,249 children were victims of multiple violations.
Bangladesh + 1 more
Young Rohingya refugees are helping to turn world’s largest camp green
UNHCR works with refugee volunteers to re-green the camps and restore the ecosystem by planting thousands of trees, shrubs and grasses, restoring waterways, and distributing LPG to households.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights decries steep rise in civilian casualties amid surge in Al-Shabaab attacks
According to the latest UN figures, at least 613 civilians have been killed and 948 injured so far this year – the highest number since 2017 and more than a 30 percent rise from last year.
Another 200,000 children pushed into hunger since March as nearly half Haiti's population goes hungry
The number of people experiencing crisis-levels of hunger or worse has soared to 4.7 million, including 2.4 million children, up from 4.3 million, as the dire economic crisis drives up prices.
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First shipment of Russian fertilizer marks breakthrough in global supply crunch
The World Food Programme is facilitating the donation of 260,000 MT of fertilizer by the Russian fertilizer company Uralchem-Uralkali to countries most in need in Africa.
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Alarming signs as global food import bill set to rise to nearly $2 trillion due to higher prices
The aggregate food import bill for low-income countries is expected to remain almost unchanged even though it is predicted to shrink by 10% in volume terms, pointing to a growing accessibility issue.
WFP will be forced to suspend aid in Mozambique without urgent new funding
Nearly 1.15 million people in Cabo Delgado are suffering “crisis” or “emergency” hunger, and latest data indicates the situation may deteriorate even further, the food agency warns.
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UNHCR warns of extreme hardship for forcibly displaced families this winter
Millions of people from Ukraine, Afghanistan and across the Middle East could face a perilous winter as freezing temperatures add to the misery induced by spiralling prices and the climate crisis.
600,000 doses of cholera vaccine arrive in Lebanon amidst evolving outbreak
The campaign will target all refugees and host communities, aiming to reach 70% of the target population with a weekly target of administering 200,000 doses over the coming three weeks.
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How disinformation undermines peace operations
Examples of the ways disinformation can intensify conflict is apparent in a variety of countries – including South Sudan 2016, Myanmar 2017 and Russia’s war in Ukraine (since February 2022).
Child malnutrition increases by more than 150% amid worsening hunger crisis in north-east Syria
The number of malnourished children has surged in the past six months, with at least 10,000 more children now facing malnutrition than in the previous six months.
IFRC launches Global Climate Resilience Platform to support 500 million people on climate crisis frontlines
"Funding local climate action without having to go through multiple layers is crucial if we are to be truly successful in building resilience from the ground up," said IFRC's SG Jagan Chapagain.
Kenya + 1 more
Needs mount as almost 60,000 refugees from Somalia arrive in Dadaab camp due to climate change
As extreme drought in East Africa continues, without an increase in support to the communities affected, up to 120,000 refugee arrivals are expected at Dadaab refugee camp by early 2023.
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More than 27 million children at risk as devastating floods set records across the world
A large majority of the children are at high risk of a multitude of threats, including death by drowning, disease, lack of safe drinking water, malnutrition, disruption in learning, and violence.
UN ramps up its urgent humanitarian appeal to bring life-saving assistance to 3.4 million Sri Lankans
Among the HNP's targets are immediate food aid for 2.4 million vulnerable people and help and fertilizer for 1.5 million farmers and fishers to revive food systems that have been severely disrupted.
Mass displacements in eastern DR Congo pose a deadly threat to children and young people
Thousands of children fleeing fighting are at grave risk in overcrowded and unsanitary camps for internally displaced people (IDPs), UNICEF warned.
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Shipwreck off Yemen coast claims lives of migrants from Horn of Africa
At least 28 migrants are believed to be missing after a shipwreck occurred off the coast of Yemen. The Yemeni Coast Guard has so far recovered three bodies and continues to search for those remaining.
Children in north-west Syria at grave danger amid cholera outbreak and onset of winter
In the past three years, 10 children have died as a result of freezing temperatures and unsafe heating, and this year more lives will be at risk of dying of cholera, especially in overcrowded camps.
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UNHCR urges world leaders not to forget displaced people at COP27
“COP27 must equip countries and communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis to prepare for extreme weather, to adapt, and minimize the impact of the climate emergency,” said Grandi.