More than 130 governments and other donors and aid officials will meet virtually to raise awareness about the rapidly deteriorating situation in Yemen – where COVID-19 is just the latest challenge.
More than 1,000 people are on the run following a brutal attack by irregular armed elements on a site in western Niger on Sunday afternoon which killed three people and wounded others.
The new outbreak comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC is in its final phase, while the country also battles COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak.
The UNICEF chartered cargo flight also brought the second batch of 10,000 COVID-19 test kits and other supplies as part of UNICEF’s ongoing support to the Ministry of Health and Sports to help fight the pandemic.
Cientos de familias salvadoreñas han tenido que evacuar sus hogares debido a la devastación provocada por la Tormenta Tropical Amanda.
The tropical storm has left heavy rain, floods and landslides in its path through El Salvador, causing the deaths of at least 14 people and putting thousands of families at risk throughout the territory.
A UNICEF chartered plane landed at Sana’a airport with lifesaving supplies including Personal Protective Equipment items such as aprons, boots, face masks and gloves for frontline health workers.
With the approaching cold weather, UNHCR is bracing for a deepening of the crisis. The winter season will considerably increase the need for humanitarian and medical assistance.
Conflict, mass displacement, severe economic decline, food insecurity and the near collapse of public services continue to take an enormous toll on people in Yemen.
The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic could increase the number of children in household poverty by 15 percent before the end of 2020, according to Save the Children and UNICEF.