“We are past the stage of early warning - this emergency demands urgent action. An increased humanitarian response will be needed ... to prevent another wave of displacement and death," said NRC.
The refugees report having departed from Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf, Bangladesh, approximately 10 days ago. Many are in a highly vulnerable condition and are apparently suffering from extreme dehydration.
A surge in inter-communal attacks in West, South and North Darfur last month forced more people to flee their homes in three days than in the whole of 2020 in Sudan, and the numbers continue to rise.
MSF teams have been running mobile clinics to provide basic healthcare to children under 16 outside Maiduguri, despite the significant security challenges in working outside the main cities in Borno.
MSF’s surgical team and Ministry of Health staff at Bambari Regional hospital treated 36 patients injured in the violence last week. The victims ranged in age between 17 months and 17 years old.
In 2018-19, high-income countries were spending the equivalent of $8,501 annually for every child’s education, against $48 in low-income countries. COVID-19 is only widening this spending gap.
Refugees trapped along the Balkans migration route, including 500 unaccompanied children and 400 children with family, are facing increased risks from smugglers, traffickers and border authorities.
As Turkey's first entity dedicated to coordinating migration and development, the Network will help improve migration management, fostering greater harmony between displaced and host communities.
The UNICEF report calls for an end to the conflict which has fuelled one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. There are 5.2 million displaced people in DRC, more than in any country except Syria.
The appeal seeks a total of some 8.5 million Swiss francs to assist 424,000 people in the affected area and 7.52 million people at risk areas including neighbouring countries.