displaced civilians

News in Brief 18 June 2021

  • Refugees disproportionately hit by COVID: Guterres
  • Famine risk spikes amid conflict, COVID and funding gaps
  • UN rights office OHCHR condemns targeting of civilian infrastructure in Yemen
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Mozambique: 250,000 displaced children facing deadly disease threat 

A lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene services have put approximately 250,000 children, displaced by escalating crises in a northern province of Mozambique, at risk from deadly diseases, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. 

More uprooted, fewer return, pushing forcibly displaced above 80 million

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 health system is “on the brink of collapse”: WHO

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.

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