FAO continues to fight Desert Locust in East Africa and Yemen despite COVID-19 constraints

Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

In the six East African countries worst affected or at risk of locusts, about 20 million people are already experiencing acute food insecurity, with a further 15 million in Yemen so affected.


World: HRW details devastating impact of COVID-19 on children

Country: World
Source: Human Rights Watch

More than 1.5 billion students are out of school. Widespread job and income loss is likely to increase rates of child labor, sexual exploitation, teen pregnancy, child marriage and domestic violence.


Over 200,000 Libyans displaced amid fighting as COVID-19 threat increases

Country: Libya
Source: International Organization for Migration

Libya recorded its first case of COVID-19 on March 24. Security challenges are now coupled with grave health concerns posed by the potential spread of the virus, especially in detention centres.


Suministros de las Naciones Unidas llegan hoy a Venezuela para apoyar la respuesta a la COVID-19 y salvar vidas

Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Sources: United Nations, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Children's Fund, Pan American Health Organization

Un avión con 90 toneladas de suministros sanitarios, agua, higiene y educación llega hoy al país como parte de la respuesta de las Naciones Unidas contra la COVID-19 en Venezuela.


UN supplies arrive in Venezuela to support the COVID-19 response and save lives

Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Sources: United Nations, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Children's Fund, Pan American Health Organization

A plane arrived in Venezuela carrying 90 tons of health, water, hygiene and sanitation, and education supplies to be distributed to health centers and in the most vulnerable communities.


Urgent support needed to prevent millions of desperate Zimbabweans plunging deeper into hunger

Country: Zimbabwe
Source: World Food Programme

WFP is planning to assist 4.1 million people in April, although insufficient funding has prevented it achieving the same monthly target this year. In March, it reached 3.7 million of the most vulnerable.


World: Alarm grows in Africa as continent records its 10,000th case of COVID-19

Country: World
Source: Save the Children

Significant efforts are being made by African governments to respond to the pandemic; however, the number of cases has been increasing exponentially, with the caseload doubling to 10,000 in a week.


Yemen: Secondary impacts of COVID-19 threaten more children's lives than disease itself

Countries: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Yemen
Source: World Vision

World Vision’s Aftershocks report considers what would happen if the secondary impacts of the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak on children were replicated in the 24 most fragile countries covered by the UN appeal.


CERF grants over US$12 million to Chad for underfunded emergencies

Country: Chad
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The priority of this funding is to implement vital programmes that meet the immediate needs of affected populations, particularly those in the provinces of Lac, Kanem and Barh-El-Gazal.


COVID-19 forces migrants and refugees back to crisis-ridden Venezuela

Countries: Colombia, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Source: Norwegian Refugee Council

Hundreds of Venezuelans are returning home as lockdown measures prevent them from earning a living. More could follow without an increase in funding for the Colombian government’s pandemic response.