UNICEF has received reports of children being maimed, killed and also recruited to fight. More than 90,000 children have been forced to flee their homes and are now internally displaced.
A humanitarian aid package of €22.8 million will help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Children in the Syrian Arab Republic have been robbed of their childhoods as they are forced to participate in a brutal war and endure numerous violations of their rights by all parties to the conflict.
Many of the displaced are living in tents in the open, in freezing winter conditions, and urgently need shelter and food. The ongoing risk of flooding is further compounding the misery.
The flooding has destroyed crops, including maize, especially in Munyumbwe area in Gwembe District, according to the Government’s Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit.
Aid deliveries have slowed considerably, due to the discontinuation of access authorization procedures, and the absence of viable alternative mechanisms.
Ethiopia saw the highest number of new displacements triggered by violence last year in Africa, while 500,000 were displaced by disasters and another 180,000 by violence in Somalia.
Displacement during winter is further exacerbating the vulnerability of those in urgent need of humanitarian support, particularly shelter, food, health, non-food and winterization assistance.
Each decade has been warmer than the previous one since the 1980s. This trend is expected to continue because of record levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Al menos 107 activistas fueron asesinados en Colombia en 2019, según las cifras de la Oficina de la Alta Comisionada para los Derechos Humanos, que investiga otros 13 casos.