The longer the world is divided into COVID-19 haves and have-nots, the longer the pandemic will drag on, the more variants can develop, and the more deaths and suffering will occur, says MSF.
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The IFRC is ramping up efforts to provide protection and humanitarian assistance to migrants travelling through the Darién Gap, one of the most dangerous migratory routes in the world.
At least 103,305 people have been forced from their homes by climate shocks in Burundi in recent years, mostly due to the rise of Lake Tanganyika, Africa's second-largest lake.
Oxfam estimates that wealthy governments will continue to miss the $100 billion goal and reach only $93 billion-$95 billion per year by 2025, five years after the goal should have been met.
COVID-19 and climate extremes created compound impacts and reduced resilience to future shocks. Since the beginning of the pandemic, climate-related disasters have killed at least 17,242 people.
The IDPs, many of whom have been forced to sleep in the open without hygiene facilities, are being moved to Sabacare 4 relocation site in Mekelle, the capital of Tigray, the epicentre of the conflict.
The COVID-19 emergency tops the list of UNHCR's top-10 underfunded situations in 2021. Only one-third of the budgeted requirement of US$924 million has been received.
Families struggle to access basic needs as the economic meltdown, paired with hyperinflation and shortages of fuel, electricity and medicines, pushes a growing number of people to the brink.
As the COVAX facility is forced to slash planned deliveries by about 150 million this year, Africa is almost 500 million doses short of the target of fully vaccinating 40% of its population.
Schools are now fully open in 117 countries, with a combined learner population of 539 million, ranging from pre-primary to secondary levels. This represents 35% of the total student population.