Militant attacks have affected some 25,000 Malian refugees, who lived in remote camps near the border with Burkina Faso. Most have now chosen to return home despite facing insecurity there as well,
One year since the launch of a military offensive in Tripoli, Libya, fighting is further worsening with COVID-19 now bringing new threats, warns UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
More than five million people face severe food insecurity across the region, according to a new joint food security assessment released today by food security partners including WFP.
With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in the region and case numbers increasing exponentially, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.
The plan targets 5.6 million people with food assistance and support in the areas of health, water-sanitation-hygiene, education, protection, nutrition, shelter, and camp coordination and management.
"Ten days ago, I issued an appeal for an immediate ceasefire in all corners of the globe... There should be only one fight in our world today: our shared battle against COVID-19." - UN Chief
The correlation between violations is distressing. Abduction of children often leads to recruitment and use or sexual violence and once released, children are often detained for association with armed elements.
The IOM is currently assisting 2,371 stranded migrants across the country as they wait to return to their countries of origin through the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration programme.
The video session drew 500 participants and focused on the clinical symptoms of the virus, how to triage COVID-19 cases, treat complications, and manage severely ill patients, among other lessons.
En la medida que las capacidades nacionales se están viendo saturadas hasta un punto crítico, el bienestar y la seguridad de los venezolanos y sus comunidades de acogida están cada vez más en riesgo.