As of 23 June, nearly 115,000 cases of suspected measles had been reported, far more than the 65,000 recorded in all of 2018. There have been 1,981 deaths due to measles this year.
Less than half of the $3.2 billion requested by the Government at a pledging conference had been pledged, and a UN appeal for $280 million in aid was also “far from being fully funded.”
SADC report says 41.2 million people in 13 countries are estimated to be food insecure in 2019-2020 - a 28 percent increase compared with the 11 countries that provided data in 2018.
Their work will help countries to ensure effective, efficient and responsible migration governance, border management, as well as the safe, orderly and regular mobility of people.
About 5,000 households will benefit in the first year of the project, which mainly focuses on ensuring food security, building houses, providing agricultural inputs and infrastructure development.
The deteriorating situation in the Sahel and “increasing risks” in West Africa are deeply concerning. There is an urgent need for the international community to support member states in this region.
Inter-ethnic attacks are causing a spike in humanitarian needs, especially protection and psycho-social support for women and children traumatised and shocked by what they witnessed.
Eight years ago, South Sudan became the world’s youngest nation. Today UNHCR is appealing to its leaders to hasten efforts to end what has become Africa’s largest displacement crisis.
The assistance includes essential support such as healthcare, shelter repairs, water, cash transfers and Education in Emergencies projects. This brings the total to €133.8 million.
Since 2009 some 400 people have been displaced or otherwise affected by demolitions, half of whom were children under 18 years of age.