As our world heats, the impacts are uneven. Vulnerable people in some of the most fragile and conflict-hit countries are experiencing some of the most severe effects from deepening droughts to flooding.
The ICRC estimates that more than 60 million people live in areas controlled by non-state armed groups who risk not being included in national vaccine distribution frameworks.
Threat of child marriage is far greater when communities suffer economic shocks and have limited access to health, education and child protection services, all of which are being hit by COVID-19.
This means one in 33 people worldwide needs help — a significant increase from the one in 45 people a year ago. The UN and partner organizations will require $35 billion to reach 160 million people.
The ITU and UNICEF call for urgent investment to bridge a digital divide currently preventing children and young people from accessing quality digital learning and opportunities online.
Save the Children is deeply worried about lone child refugees arriving separated from their parents from Ethiopia into Sudan. Their numbers could be in the hundreds, the agency warns.
UNHCR is appealing to the federal authorities in Ethiopia for urgent access in order to reach Eritrean refugees in the Tigray region who are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance and services.
More cases of child recruitment were documented in the first half of this year (230) against all of 2019 (215 cases), according to the UNHCR-led Global Protection Cluster.
With the potential risk of famine in Yemen and South Sudan, Save the Children is calling for an urgent and large-scale global response to help avert a humanitarian catastrophe.
The campaign will target children in 46 districts in 16 governorates, including Baghdad, Babylon, Anbar, Dahuk, Erbil, Kerbala, Kirkuk Missan, Najaf, Ninewa, Salah Al-Din, Suleymaniya, Wassit and Basra.