The map, Global Monitoring of School Meals during COVID-19 School Closures, provides daily visual updates on school closures and the number of children no longer receiving school meals as a result.
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According to recent local reports, at least 21 civilians have lost their lives as a series of clashes hit their villages along the border between Myanmar’s Rakhine and Chin states earlier this month.
After fleeing latest fighting in country’s north, Yemenis describe harrowing route to safety and dire conditions on arrival as humanitarian aid struggles to meet needs.
A deadly attack in the north left 43 people dead and seven severely wounded. Many others fled to Ouahigouya, the region’s capital. Nearly three weeks later, more than 6,000 people are displaced.
Deir Hassan camp in Idlib province, which hosts more than 164,000 people in settlements scattered over the hills, is now threatened by the potential spread of COVID-19.
The initial global allocation of $13 million will be catalytic by supporting governments and a range of education partners in each country to develop plans to enable a rapid, system-wide response.
As the pandemic progresses, critical life-saving services, including immunization, will likely be disrupted, especially in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, where they are sorely needed, stated the head of UNICEF.
The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed 382 cases of COVID-19, 36 fatalities, and 105 patients who have recovered from the virus. Approximately one quarter of the cases are in the Kurdistan Region.
The NRC is currently unable to reach thousands of people, including 300,000 in the Middle East. It is calling on governments to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid in these challenging times.
UN humanitarian chief warns that failing to help vulnerable countries fight the coronavirus now could place millions at risk and leave the virus free to circle back around the globe.