The failure of rich countries to back the removal of monopolies and drive down excessive prices has directly contributed to vaccine scarcity in poorer nations, according to nearly 70 organisations.
Nearly four million doses from COVAX arrived in Africa last week, against just 245,000 doses from the facility throughout the month of June. COVAX aims to ship 520 million doses to Africa by year-end.
More than four million Haitians - 60% of them women and girls - will need emergency aid this year. Nearly 5,000 IDPs are at risk of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS.
The price of failing to fund children’s school meals far outweighs the cost of such programmes, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley said at the session School Meals Coalition
Millions of Lebanese have seen living conditions deteriorate, forcing some to leave the country. The crisis is causing one-third of children to go to bed hungry and most households are short on food.
UNHCR, is deeply saddened by the deaths of six Rohingya refugees as three days of heavy monsoon rains and strong winds pelted massive refugee sites in Cox’s Bazar, causing flash floods and landslides.
COVID-19 has disrupted essential health services in most countries in region, threatening immunization of children and care of expectant mothers and people with chronic conditions.
Practically all peacekeepers and staff have now left the hybrid UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in line with its drawdown plan, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Tuesday.
Report estimates 270,000-330,000 people are living there but levels of rebuilding and rehabilitation of housing remain low, with children living in constant fear of homes collapsing on top of them.
An estimated 24,000 Eritrean refugees in Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps in Tigray's Mai Tsebri area are facing intimidation and harassment and living in constant anguish, cut off from humanitarian aid.