World: La OMS y ACNUR unen fuerzas para mejorar los servicios sanitarios para refugiados, desplazados y apátridas

Country: World
Sources: World Health Organization, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Un objetivo clave será apoyar los actuales esfuerzos para proteger frente a la COVID-19 a unos 70 millones de personas desplazadas por la fuerza. De ellas, unos 26 millones son personas refugiadas.


Significant efforts by Colombia ensure that nearly 200,000 Venezuelan children have access to education

Countries: Colombia, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Source: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

While 198,000 children under 18 are already enrolled in school in Colombia, most of them in primary and secondary education (79%), around 260,000 still remain outside the educational system.


Nigeria: FAO seeks up to $70 million for desert locust control in West Africa

Countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Surveillance and control teams will be mobilized across the region with a focus on Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and the Niger, and extended to Senegal.


Cyclone Amphan’s trail of destruction in Bangladesh and India

Countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar
Source: UN News Service

Humanitarians partners are working hard to assist the people suffering from the impact of Cyclone Amphan, which made landfall on Wednesday, wreaking havoc, causing high tidal surges and flooding.


Yemen: In Aden’s only COVID-19 treatment centre MSF sees catastrophe unfolding

Country: Yemen
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

From April 30 to May 17 MSF admitted 173 patients, 68 of whom have died. Many arrive with acute respiratory distress syndrome, making it hard to save their lives and suggesting many more are sick at home.


World: WHO and UNHCR join forces to improve health services for refugees, displaced and stateless people

Country: World
Sources: World Health Organization, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

A key aim will be to support ongoing efforts to protect 70 million forcibly displaced people from COVID-19. About 26 million of these are refugees, 80% of whom are in countries with weak health systems.


Millions dealing with sporadic water shortages, crippled health services in north-east Syria

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: International Committee of the Red Cross

Only one of 16 hospitals is fully functioning and more than half of all public health centers are out of service. Sporadic water shortages weaken people's ability to take basic hygiene precautions.


World: El COVID-19 puede llevar a otros 10 millones de niños del mundo a la desnutrición aguda

Country: World
Source: World Food Programme

Con la pandemia teniendo un efecto ruinoso en los salarios familiares y exacerbando las amenazas existentes, el número de niños pequeños que sufren de desnutrición aguda podría aumentar en un 20%.


EU’s contribution of USD2.8 million provided relief to Iraqi children in emergency camps

Country: Iraq
Source: UN Children's Fund

This support enabled UNICEF to continue trucking in safe water for drinking and cooking. This helped to protect the health of 90,000 people from dangerous diseases, including AWD and Cholera, in IDP camps in Ninawa governorate.