More than three quarters of displaced and conflict-affected people surveyed by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have lost income since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
All pre-existing inequalities are made worse by COVID-19. Its impact on young women, who face unique vulnerabilities, needs to be acknowledged; it is their experiences this research seeks to understand.
The agencies will expand their partnership, launched in June, to provide food support for people outside Tripoli, including Zawiya, Misrata, Benghazi and Zwara, as well as continuing in Tripoli.
"Learning Bridges" is a series of weekly activities based on the core curriculum that will be distributed by schools to all students from Grades 4 to 9 to accelerate children's learning.
Violence by armed groups has uprooted more than 250,000 people since 2017 in Cabo Delgado. So far, most of the displaced are hosted by relatives or friends in more stable areas.
Almost 5,000 people are being housed in the emergency facility in Kara Tepe with capacity for 8,000 people, while works are ongoing. The site was set up by Greek authorities with the support of UNHCR.
UNHCR has received just 49% of the $9.1 billion required for its global operations this year. The consequences are devastating in low- and middle-income countries, which host more than 85% of refugees.
"There is a grave danger that many more people will die from the broader economic and social consequences of COVID-19 than from the virus itself, especially in Africa," warns David Beasley.
“The democratic space remains very narrow, impunity persists, and there is no indication that the level of human rights violations has abated under the new Government,” said the UN's Doudou Diène.
Actions to better protect health workers include steps to protect them from violence; improve their mental health; protect them from biological hazards, and advance national safety programmes.