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.
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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.
"Based on our most recent estimates, a staggering 40 per cent of all school-aged children across Eastern and Southern Africa are currently not in school. Four in ten," said UNICEF.
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.
About 800,000 children missed out on routine vaccinations last year, according to WHO and UNICEF. Save the Children warns of a ‘perfect storm for another health emergency’ amidst surging COVID cases.
New financing mechanism builds on Gavi's new AMC cost-sharing arrangement. This allows AMC countries to purchase doses beyond the fully donor-subsidized ones they are already receiving from COVAX.
UNAMA reported 5,183 civilian casualties in the first half of 2021, up 47 per cent from the same period in 2020, with an acute rise in the number of civilians killed and injured from 1 May.
The worst-affected Ambovombe-Androy district, where global acute malnutrition rates have touched an alarming 27 percent is at risk of famine unless urgent steps are taken to prevent further deterioration.
"Without concrete actions that result in real changes for rural producers, hunger and poverty will only grow, and increased instability and migration will follow,” said Gilbert F. Houngbo.
If the public water supply system collapses, UNICEF estimates that water costs could skyrocket by 200 per cent a month when securing water from alternative or private water suppliers.