Africa

World: Almost 600 million children completely missed out...

Families from at least 594 million children in low-and-middle income countries did not receive any child and family-specific financial...

World: Rising food prices, job losses, and unabated conflict...

Geneva (ICRC)---Rising food prices and job losses triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic are raising fears that food insecurity and malnutrition...

IFRC says conditions in Sudan are terrible as emergency...

Geneva, 15 October – The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) has returned from...

World: New WFP report shows access to food grossly unequal...

ROME – A basic meal is far beyond the reach of millions of people in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic joins conflict, climate change...

Niger: UNHCR’s life-saving flights from Libya resume after...

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press...

Burkina Faso: UNHCR warns of mounting needs in Sahel as...

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today warns of disastrous consequences in Africa’s Sahel region unless humanitarian efforts are urgently...

Sharp increase in food prices caused by COVID-19 raises...

Abuja (ICRC) — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has seen an increase in malnutrition rates among children in nutrition...

Burkina Faso: Covid-19 and conflict forced over 12 million...

A staggering 12 million children missed up to four months of school across Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger due to Covid-19 restrictions....

Burkina Faso: Millions of out-of-school children at increased...

Millions of children in the central Sahel region who are out of school[1] due to conflict, recent flooding, and COVID-19, are at a...

Pakistan’s nationwide polio vaccination campaign reaches...

More than 260,000 trained frontline workers went door to door equipped with personal protective gear to vaccinate children under 5...

Greece: A month after Moria fires, UNHCR warns of worsening...

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press...

World: COVID-19 inducing ‘widespread despair’ among refugees,...

The consequences of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, deteriorating socio-economic conditions, protracted displacement and the critical...

World: PAHO and IOM sign agreement to improve the health...

The agreement will focus on increasing and scaling-up interventions that address barriers to health care and the disproportionate...

World: Child marriage, pregnancies soar during pandemic

Covid-19 Threatens Global Progress on Girls’ Rights The world was making real progress toward ending child marriage – until the pandemic....

WFP expands its work to support additional 33,500 vulnerable...

BAGHDAD – Responding to rising humanitarian needs in southern Iraq, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has expanded its...

World: A year of crisis slows progress towards hunger eradication

What do we know about the hunger situation worldwide? Has progress been made or are there any setbacks? Using the Global Hunger Index,...

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