“Somalia has made progress on governance reforms ... and now it is imperative to expand political space further ... It is particularly important that the voices of ... marginalized groups be heard."
Severe flooding is affecting an estimated 800,000 people across a wide swathe of South Sudan, inundating homes and leaving people without adequate food, water, or shelter.
Humanitarian aid of €51.5 million includes a new allocation of €20 million, plus development support of €39 million for refugees and host communities, and conflict prevention support of €5.5 million.
The number of patients seeking care for malnutrition at IRC-supported clinics has decreased compared with last year by 20% in Somalia,19% in South Sudan,15% in DR Congo, and 12.5% in Yemen.
With the catalytic impact education has across health, jobs, income growth, climate change, poverty reduction and social justice, the next generation faces dire consequences if emergency is not addressed.
With an average of 400-600 daily arrivals over the past two weeks, shelters in Armenia have almost reached full capacity. Majority of shelters in Goris have insufficient beds or bathing facilities.
Although the exact extent of new displacement is unknown, local authorities estimate more than 5,000 families (nearly 40,000 people) have fled in the last 10 days since clashes erupted.
The ongoing armed conflict, violence, and displacement have deepened the vulnerabilities of children on the move. They are among those with the most limited access to COVID-19 testing and treatment.
Children are living outdoors, schools have been destroyed or damaged and agricultural crops have been lost. In many rural districts, people have only five days’ worth of food stock left.
The Red Cross is ramping up relief efforts. At least 178,000 homes have been submerged in floodwaters that have also destroyed crops; almost 690,000 poultry and livestock have been killed.