Thanks to several mass vaccination campaigns, by May 2022, the vaccination coverage among the total population currently stands at 46% and 93% among adults over 18 years.
A surge in attacks by armed groups in Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria in the past six months has forced nearly 36,000 people into the driest parts of Niger, exacerbating a severe hunger crisis, said Save the Children.
The resurgence of the M23 armed group has repercussions for the security, human rights and humanitarian situation in eastern DRC and the wider region, the top UN official in the country warned the SC.
Between 2005 and 2020, the UN verified more than 266,000 grave violations against children committed by parties in 30 conflict situations across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
Ethiopia is experiencing one of the worst La Niña-induced droughts in the last forty years following four consecutive failed rainy seasons. UNHCR is working to address the crisis, but needs are rising.
Up to 7.2 million people need shelter and emergency relief items in the north-eastern region of the country. IFRC has launched an emergency appeal for $7.8 million to support Bangladesh Red Crescent.
The UN Human Rights Office today published a report that estimates that 306,887 civilians were killed between 1 March 2011 and 31 March 2021 in Syria due to the conflict.
At least ten people have reportedly been killed and 40 injured by what Ukrainian authorities have said was a Russian missile strike on a crowded shopping centre. Footage from the scene showed widespread destruction.
The South and South-West Asia disaster risk landscape is being reshaped by hazards under the disaster-climate-health nexus, increasing the vulnerability of populations to such hazards.
The time frame for the plan has been extended to December to prevent a deterioration in food security in the region and help save the lives of almost five million rural people across four countries.