World: Adopting lifesaving approaches to treat acute malnutrition during COVID-19

Country: World
Source: International Rescue Committee

Undernutrition is the underlying cause of up to 50% of all deaths in children under five and severe acute malnutrition increases a child’s risk of death up to ten-fold.


First COVID-19 case in north-west Syria raises fears of rapid outbreak in densely populated area

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: Save the Children

In the north-west, there are just 153 ventilators and 148 beds in intensive care units for millions of people. It is also home to more than 1.5 million displaced, many of whom have moved multiple times.


Tens of thousands of severely malnourished children are left without treatment in Yemen

Country: Yemen
Source: Save the Children

Save the Children found services to nurse children back from the brink of starvation had plummeted by 74% since March, meaning 27,500 children a month are missing out on vital treatment to keep them alive.


DR Congo: DRC’s success in containing Ebola serves as a lesson to countries battling COVID-19

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Source: International Peace Institute

As countries face COVID-19, DRC's success in managing Ebola highlights the need for community engagement and awareness-raising campaigns, as well as institutional trust and public health investments.


World: América Latina y el Caribe deben transformar el modelo de desarrollo y igualidad durante la recuperación al COVID-19

Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, World
Sources: UN Secretary-General, UN Sustainable Development Group

Un nuevo informe del Secretario General y el Grupo de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo afirma que la región debe esforzarse hacia la Agenda 2030 en cuatro dimensiones clave: social, económica, ambiental y política.


Iraq: Rapidly rising COVID-19 cases and humanitarian funding shortfall put most vulnerable on the brink of survival

Country: Iraq
Source: CARE

With humanitarian funding for COVID-19 falling short of an alarming rate of 87% for Iraq, CARE urges donors to step up their financial support to manage the current health emergency.


WFP launches seasonal support for one million food-insecure people in Mali

Country: Mali
Source: World Food Programme

The assistance targets IDPs, refugees, returnees, and vulnerable families from July to September – the lean season - when stocks are low between harvests and families struggle to survive with little food.


World: Sólo si se respetan la vida silvestre y los ecosistemas se podrán evitar futuras pandemias

Country: World
Sources: CGIAR, World Food Programme

Un nuevo estudio advierte que, a menos que los gobiernos tomen medidas urgentes para prevenir nuevas zoonosis en las personas, la humanidad sufrirá nuevas pandemias como el COVID-19 .


More than 3,000 Congolese refugees arrive in Uganda in three days

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The new arrivals had been part of a group of about 45,000 people who had attempted to flee towards the Ugandan border shortly after deadly clashes erupted between armed militia groups in Ituri in May.


Yemen: Thousands of children’s lives at risk as healthcare services plummet

Country: Yemen
Source: Save the Children

Healthcare for children in war-torn Yemen has been further devastated by a combination of funding cuts and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Save the Children has warned.