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Ethiopia + 1 more
Deteriorating conditions putting Eritrean refugees at grave risk in Tigray
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Refugees told UNHCR of increasing preventable deaths – more than 20 over the last six weeks – linked to the overall decline in conditions, and in particular the lack of medicine and health services.
Source UNHCR
Cameroon + 1 more
UNHCR seeks $59.6 million for 100,000 displaced by violence in Cameroon’s Far North region
In just two weeks, tens of thousands of people fled into Chad or were displaced within Cameroon. The December clashes followed similar violence in August 2021, when 23,000 people were displaced.
Source UNHCR
Angola + 6 more
UNICEF warns 1.5 million children lack life-saving treatment for severe wasting in eastern and southern Africa
COVID-19, combined with climate shocks and ongoing conflict, continues to push children and families to the brink, despite a gradual improvement in wasting treatment outreach in the regions.
Ukraine Ukraine conflict continues to take huge toll on hundreds of thousands of people daily
Thousands of people living close to the contact line regularly suffer from disrupted access to food, water and electricity, and hundreds of people are still searching for their missing family members.
Source ICRC
World Cases drop for first time as Africa’s fourth COVID-19 wave ebbs
Newly reported cases fell by 20% in the week to 16 January, while deaths dropped by 8%. If the trend continues, the surge in deaths will also be the shortest reported so far during this pandemic.
Source WHO
Syria + 2 more
CARE warns refugees yet again at great risk as winter storms hit Syria, Jordan and Lebanon
“This crisis response remains severely underfunded. This year, we’ve only received a fraction of the funding needed to prepare people for the winter and protect them against the cold," says CARE.
Source CARE
Tonga Water and agricultural assessments among highest priorities after Tonga eruption
The most pressing needs are the availability of safe water, not only on the main island Tongatapu but also on smaller islands in the country, particularly in the Ha’apai group.
Source OCHA
World Funds to protect children in crises fail to keep up with skyrocketing needs
A new study shows that funding for child protection in the world’s worst crises dropped from 42% of the amount required in 2019 to 24% in 2020, leaving millions of children without access to services.
Sources Protection ClusterSave the ChildrenThe Alliance1 more
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Talking Heads: ReliefWeb then and now
By Madeleine Wackernagel and Andy Footner
This month, ReliefWeb officially turns 25 - of course, the lead-up to the launch of a data-driven website in 1996 was way more complicated, but also much easier in many respects, than a similar venture in today’s tech world. But once the idea had percolated, and seed funding had been secured, it was achieved in a mere nine months.
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Bangladesh + 1 more
UNHCR Bangladesh Operational Update, December 2021
Situation ReportSource UNHCRPosted 22 Jan 2022Originally published 22 Jan 2022
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