Zimbabwe is teetering on the edge of a large-scale humanitarian crisis and South Africa and SADC cannot afford to ignore it. Half the population (7.7 million) is at risk of starvation.
The announcement by the Presidency to return to 10 states is an important compromise to enable the timely formation of the transitional government as promised to South Sudan citizens.
In 2020, the humanitarian community in Libya will aim to reach around 345,000 people, 39 per cent of the 893,000 people identified to be needing humanitarian assistance.
The three-year, $165 million investment will provide education to 746,000 children in areas affected by conflict, displacement and drought across Ethiopia.
“Over 80,000 people forced to flee violence in the last few months are sleeping under trees or in open areas in the snow,” said Joseph Ashmore, IOM’s Global Shelter Coordinator.
Data collected by IOM shows that more than 138,000 people crossed the Gulf of Aden to Yemen last year. More than 110,000 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean in the same period.
The earthquake damaged more than 11,500 homes beyond repair and at least another 84,000 are in need of significant repair. In all, 222,000 people were directly affected.
With this licensing, the manufacturer can stockpile and distribute the vaccine to African countries at risk of Ebola outbreaks, circumventing clinical trials and research protocols.
UNICEF calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full respect of the civilian character of schools, and to prevent any interference of armed actors with education infrastructures, personnel and students.
A human rights expert applauds a database of businesses linked to Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank as important step towards accountability and end to impunity.