More than five million people face severe food insecurity across the region, according to a new joint food security assessment released today by food security partners including WFP.
With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in the region and case numbers increasing exponentially, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.
The IOM is currently assisting 2,371 stranded migrants across the country as they wait to return to their countries of origin through the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration programme.
En la medida que las capacidades nacionales se están viendo saturadas hasta un punto crítico, el bienestar y la seguridad de los venezolanos y sus comunidades de acogida están cada vez más en riesgo.
UNHCR and IOM urge the international community to boost its support for humanitarian, protection and integration programmes, on which the lives and welfare of millions depend, including host communities.
The correlation between violations is distressing. Abduction of children often leads to recruitment and use or sexual violence and once released, children are often detained for association with armed elements.
The video session drew 500 participants and focused on the clinical symptoms of the virus, how to triage COVID-19 cases, treat complications, and manage severely ill patients, among other lessons.
Since early 2019, a measles epidemic – the worst in the world -- has killed more than 5,300 children under the age of five, while there have been some 31,000 cases of cholera.
Increased drop-out rates will disproportionately affect adolescent girls, further entrench gender gaps in education and lead to increased risk of sexual exploitation, early pregnancy and forced marriage.
Hospitals would become overwhelmed with a massive influx of COVID-19 patients, while these same facilities are still handling casualties from the fighting as well as responding to other medical needs.