Children living in the Gaza Strip have experienced unusually high rates of psychosocial distress because of the violent response to the Gaza protests and daily attacks they witness.
The ECA Executive Secretary said that the trail of destruction left by Cyclone Idai was devastating and called on the continent to start prioritising emergency preparedness and disaster planning.
The shipment will help provide life- and limb-saving care to those injured during demonstrations and protests and is sufficient to cover needs of 120,000 mildly injured or 20,000 severely injured patients.
Children are among the casualties. UNICEF is on the ground helping provide first aid, medicines and therapeutic food. Many of the injured children have been evacuated to health facilities for treatment.
No cases have crossed international borders but the risk of national and regional spread remains very high, especially when episodes of violence and instability impact the response.
UNICEF is now appealing for US$23.3 million to support the response in the three affected countries. This amount is likely to rise as the extent of the damage becomes clearer.
The ICRC teams from different offices have been assessing the humanitarian needs on the ground, and have started to provide direct response, working with other humanitarian actors.
The Restoring Family Links website allows people to report that they are alive or that a loved one is missing. More than 200 people are registered on the site as missing.
The designation will accelerate the massive operational scale-up now underway to assist victims of last week’s Category 4 cyclone and subsequent large-scale flooding.
Seeking to reform the law establishing a legal framework for the JEP rings alarm bells for many, as it is seen as the start of a process to dismantle the legal certainty of the Accord.