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.


Kenya: UNHCR stepping up coronavirus prevention measures for refugees across East, Horn and Great Lakes regions

Countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Living in crowded conditions, without adequate access to water and sanitation, and with precarious livelihoods and food security, refugees are particularly vulnerable to the virus.


UNHCR warns chronic lack of resources contributing to new crisis in Burkina Faso

Countries: Burkina Faso, Mali
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

More lives are at risk in the Centre Nord and Sahel regions where hundreds of thousands of displaced people, including small children, are being forced to sleep in the open at the mercy of the elements.


World: Save the Children launches its biggest-ever $100 million appeal to protect children from COVID-19

Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Syrian Arab Republic, World, Yemen
Source: Save the Children

As the pandemic accelerates across lower-income countries, the agency is warning that failure to act now in countries across south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa could result in three million deaths.


COVID-19 affects Ukraine health systems already compromised by conflict

Country: Ukraine
Source: United Nations Population Fund

As the number of COVID-19 cases nears 1,500 in Ukraine, UN Population Fund is urgently distributing medical kits containing disinfectant and personal protective equipment.


Vanuatu: Early warning early action in the Pacific for Tropical Cyclone Harold

Country: Vanuatu
Source: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

The IFRC issued cash grant to the Vanuatu Red Cross to assist with the deployment of staff and volunteers as well as further the movement of prepositioned stocks closer to areas likely to be affected.


World: Ante el aumento de violencia doméstica por el coronavirus, Guterres llama a la paz en todos los hogares

Country: World
Source: UN News Service

El Secretario General de la ONU pidió que se adopten medidas para hacer frente al estremecedor repunte global de la violencia doméstica debido a los confinamientos decretados por los Gobiernos contra el COVID-19.


Ethiopia: GOAL to adopt pioneering community engagement approach to help fight spread of COVID-19

Countries: Ethiopia, Guinea, Honduras, Iraq, Liberia, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Source: GOAL

The Irish humanitarian aid agency is to use the Community-Led Action approach it successfully adopted during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014 in its response to the spread of COVID-19.


Bangladesh: COVID-19 response flaws put older Rohingya refugees in imminent danger

Countries: Bangladesh, Myanmar
Source: Amnesty International

According to Amnesty International, mistakes that have been made during general humanitarian response efforts for Rohingya refugees are being repeated.