UNAMA reported 5,183 civilian casualties in the first half of 2021, up 47 per cent from the same period in 2020, with an acute rise in the number of civilians killed and injured from 1 May.
New financing mechanism builds on Gavi's new AMC cost-sharing arrangement. This allows AMC countries to purchase doses beyond the fully donor-subsidized ones they are already receiving from COVAX.
"Without concrete actions that result in real changes for rural producers, hunger and poverty will only grow, and increased instability and migration will follow,” said Gilbert F. Houngbo.
If the public water supply system collapses, UNICEF estimates that water costs could skyrocket by 200 per cent a month when securing water from alternative or private water suppliers.
According to new figures from the government, more than 1.3 million Burkinabè have been internally displaced in just over two years. Six per cent of the population is now displaced inside the country.
While Africa's rise in cases has declined due to a drop in South Africa, which accounts for most reported infections, many countries are at peak risk and the third wave is accelerating faster than before.
An estimated 1.14 million people in the Grand Sud are suffering from severe acute food insecurity, including nearly 14,000 people who are struggling to survive famine conditions.
Save the Children is ‘deeply concerned' about the catastrophic impact that the widespread loss of lives and livelihoods will have on children, who have already been held back by school disruptions.
It is the first passenger flight since commercial flights were halted on 24 June and took more than 30 employees from organisations working to deliver urgently needed aid to conflict-hit communities.
"With COVID-19 adding yet another deadly threat, access to health care is among the most pressing humanitarian need everywhere in the country, regardless of political affiliation," said ICRC's Fillion.