The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic could increase the number of children in household poverty by 15 percent before the end of 2020, according to Save the Children and UNICEF.
Afghanistan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are among the top 10 countries in the world with the worst food crises by number of people in crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) with nearly 40 million suffering.
La pandemia esta teniendo un impacto desproporcionado en 70 millones de desplazados forzosos en el mundo, así como en migrantes. La MSF indica medidas que deben realizarse.
Without support, many urban refugees will become extremely vulnerable to exploitation, risk falling into debt and may be forced into desperate situations, such as transactional sex or child labour.
Humanitarian projects to war-torn Yemen are reaching breaking point and about $870 million is needed to continue giving life-saving aid to millions of people for the next six months, WFP warned.
Crowded living quarters, limited to no access to clean water, and severely curtailed healthcare all increase the risk of the coronavirus spreading, yet all are a reality for many Afghan IDPs.
This fundraising effort is an essential step to provide aid to more than five million refugees and migrants from Venezuela living in the region in the middle of the coronavirus crisis.
While 198,000 children under 18 are already enrolled in school in Colombia, most of them in primary and secondary education (79%), around 260,000 still remain outside the educational system.
The floods and the new wave of locust infestation will lead to increased food shortages in a region where over 33 million people are already severely food insecure.
The start of this ECHO-funded project comes in light of a worsening humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe due to hyperinflation, drought, crop failure, Cyclone Idai and the COVID-19 outbreak.