Expanding humanitarian access to SPLM-N controlled enclaves is crucial to providing urgent aid to an estimated 800,000 people in these areas, who desperately need relief following years of isolation.
Ethiopia today officially launched a preventive oral cholera vaccination campaign targeting two million people aged one year and above in Tigray region to avert a potential outbreak.
Some 70,000 people have fled Palma since 24 March, bringing the total number of displaced in Cabo Delgado province to nearly 800,000 according to humanitarian estimates.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warns that a further escalation in violence is unfolding across Myanmar and must be halted to prevent even greater loss of life and a deepening emergency.
Aid agencies are warning of a looming humanitarian catastrophe if the UN Security Council fails to renew a resolution allowing lifesaving aid delivered cross-border to reach Syria.
In the first week of June, clashes in the neighborhood of Martissant and other districts of Port-au-Prince caused many injuries and displaced more than 1,000 people, including MSF patients and staff.
The latest IPC report states that 350,000 people are already facing catastrophic conditions in Tigray. This is the highest number of people classified in IPC 5 in a single country in the past decade.
Africa accounts for less than 1% of the 2.1 billion doses administered globally; so far, 2% of the continent’s 1.3 billion people have received one dose and only 9.4 million are fully vaccinated.
The conflict has had a devastating effect on women in particular, who have been been subjected to sexual violence, forced to leave their homes and left for days without food to feed their children.
The number of working children has risen to 160 million worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million children since 2016. The number of children aged 5-17 years in hazardous work has risen to 79 million.