- Over 27 million children at risk as devastating record-setting floods
- UN rights chief calls for release of Egyptian blogger on hunger strike
- ‘Grave concerns’ after deadly attacks on IDP camps in Syria
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan on Wednesday strongly condemned the continued violence across the country, which is affecting the safety of civilians and humanitarian workers, constraining humanitarian access, and disrupting the delivery of aid and services to thousands of vulnerable people.
The number of people forcibly displaced around the world has doubled in the past decade and is estimated to have passed 80 million in mid-2020, as few could go home and more were uprooted, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said in a report published on Wednesday.
Yemen’s entire health system is “on the brink of collapse” according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which is deploying medical teams to help thousands of newly displaced civilians.
WHO Spokesperson in the country, Tarik Jašarević, said that after nearly two years of escalating conflict between government forces and Houthi rebels, 17 per cent of Yemen’s health facilities are completely non-functional.