From COVID-19 to climate disruption, from racial injustice to rising inequalities, we are a world in turmoil. Our challenge is to channel the spirit behind the UN charter and rise to this moment of trial and test.
An estimated 9.6 million people are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) and need urgent help. This is the highest figure ever recorded in the history of the IPC.
The new arrivals were part of a group of about 45,000 people, according to local DRC authorities, who had attempted to flee towards Uganda after deadly militia attacks in Ituri on 17 and 18 May.
There is growing concern that the health emergency caused by the virus could worsen with the arrival of the southern winter, the South American flu season, and the hurricane season in the Caribbean.
UNHCR is receiving accounts of armed groups unleashing terror on people as they flee, in IDP sites and hosting areas, and when they return, reports of killings and mutilation, sexual violence and looting.
At least 19 harmful practices are considered human rights violations, according to the UNFPA State of World Population 2020 report.
Humanitarian needs are already immense and rising at a pace that threatens to outstrip and even overwhelm capacities to respond, exacerbated by the worst economic crisis since the conflict began.
This study calls on governments and disaster agencies to counter the lack of attention, systems and adequate investment in child protection and to recognize the consequences of disasters for children.
The upsurge in fighting between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar Military in northern Rakhine State has led to many people fleeing their homes while others are trapped and unable to leave.
En el marco de la iniciativa Verified, la ONU lanza la campaña Pause¸ que invita a la gente a que tome la misma distancia de los rumores y las noticias falsa en las redes sociales que la que adopta físicamente para no contagiarse del virus.