IOM urges increased support for IDPs amid deteriorating humanitarian crisis, COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

Countries: Burkina Faso, Mali
Source: International Organization for Migration

A deadly attack in the north left 43 people dead and seven severely wounded. Many others fled to Ouahigouya, the region’s capital. Nearly three weeks later, more than 6,000 people are displaced.


Yemen sees fresh displacement after five years of conflict

Country: Yemen
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

After fleeing latest fighting in country’s north, Yemenis describe harrowing route to safety and dire conditions on arrival as humanitarian aid struggles to meet needs.


UNHCR concerned at mounting civilian casualties and displacement in western Myanmar

Country: Myanmar
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

According to recent local reports, at least 21 civilians have lost their lives as a series of clashes hit their villages along the border between Myanmar’s Rakhine and Chin states earlier this month.


Humanitarian actors develop guidance for COVID-19 preparedness in Iraqi IDP camps

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

The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed 382 cases of COVID-19, 36 fatalities, and 105 patients who have recovered from the virus. Approximately one quarter of the cases are in the Kurdistan Region.


Burkina Faso: ACAPS identifies nine countries at increased risk of a deteriorating humanitarian situation in the next six months

Countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen
Source: Assessment Capacities Project

The Global Risk Analysis aims to inform decision makers of potential developments and understand possible impact, making it possible to better plan for and deliver a humanitarian response.


World: La ONU lanza un plan de respuesta humanitaria para luchar contra COVID-19

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

La respuesta de $ 2 mil millones impactará a 51 países, incluidos los más vulnerables, y se enfocará en entregar equipos de laboratorio e instalar estaciones de lavado de manos, entre otras medidas.


World: Global approach is the only way to fight COVID-19, UN says as it launches $2 billion response plan

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

UN humanitarian chief warns that failing to help vulnerable countries fight the coronavirus now could place millions at risk and leave the virus free to circle back around the globe.


In Yemen, 50 suspected cholera cases every hour for the past five years

Country: Yemen
Source: Oxfam

Coronavirus poses a fresh challenge to Yemen. Flights into and out of the country have been stopped, restricting movement for some aid workers responding to the humanitarian crisis.


World: UN chief calls for immediate global ceasefire to fight COVID-19

Country: World
Source: UN Secretary-General

It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown in all corners of the world and focus together on the true fight of our lives – the COVID19 pandemic, Secretary General said.


World: Vulnerable people need clean water urgently to stop COVID-19, say UN experts

Country: World
Source: UN Human Rights Council

“The global struggle against the pandemic has little chance to succeed if personal hygiene, the main measure to prevent contagion, is unavailable to 2.2 billion persons who have no access to safe water.”