Violence, poverty, and insecurity are threatening the safety of millions of children across the Central Sahel. Children are facing a dire protection crisis and they need access to education.
In the past weeks, the reported total number of cases of acute watery diarrhoea has surpassed 1,500 in Kabul city and surrounding districts.
As the worst flooding in decades impacts over 700,000 people across South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at the critical needs facing the most vulnerable.
UNICEF urgently needs more than US$235 million to continue its life-saving work in Yemen till mid-2022. Otherwise, it will be forced to scale down or stop its vital assistance for vulnerable children.
For a country in such an unstable condition, the compounded effects of climate change and conflict have devastating consequences for already vulnerable populations.
For the first time since February 2021, UNICEF gained access to Mindat, which has been affected by continuing armed clashes and Myanmar's third wave of COVID-19.
Unabating attacks by illegal armed groups in CAR are exacerbating the already fragile security situation and undermining valuable progress made in establishing institutional stability.
Restarting polio vaccination now is crucial for preventing any significant resurgence of polio within the country and mitigating the risk of cross-border and international transmission.
The Secretary‑General urges all parties to engage constructively through an inclusive political dialogue with a view to making tangible progress in the peace and reconciliation process.
Hand hygiene cannot be viewed as a temporary provision to manage COVID-19. Further long-term investment in water, sanitation, and hygiene can help prevent the next health crisis from coming.