More than 1.9 million Iraqi children in high-risk governorates to be vaccinated against polio

Country: Iraq
Sources: World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund

The campaign will target children in 46 districts in 16 governorates, including Baghdad, Babylon, Anbar, Dahuk, Erbil, Kerbala, Kirkuk Missan, Najaf, Ninewa, Salah Al-Din, Suleymaniya, Wassit and Basra.


World: WHO calls for reinvigorated action to fight malaria

Country: World
Source: World Health Organization

Gaps in access to life-saving tools are undermining global efforts to curb the disease, and the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to set back the fight even further.


Amid Tigray conflict, UNHCR and partners seek almost $150 million to help refugees in Sudan

Countries: Central African Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen
Sources: Concern Worldwide, Danish Refugee Council, Adventist Development and Relief Agency International, Welthungerhilfe, COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale, United Nations Population Fund, Medair, ZOA, Islamic Relief, International Organization for Migration, World Health Organization, UN Development Programme, Norwegian Church Aid, Norwegian Refugee Council, UNOPS, CARE, World Food Programme, Mercy Corps, UN Children's Fund, Relief International, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Save the Children, Plan International, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UN Women, Alight

As thousands of Ethiopians are displaced into Sudan, where more than 12.7 million people are already in need of assistance, the Refugee Emergency Response Plan seeks to scale up existing multi-sectoral efforts.


World: WHO urges African countries to ramp up readiness for COVID-19 vaccination drive

Country: World
Source: World Health Organization

An analysis finds that based on the self-reports by African countries, the region has an average score of 33% readiness for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, which is well below the desired benchmark of 80%.