Children suffering dire drought across parts of Africa are ‘one disease away from catastrophe’ – warns UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE Children suffering dire drought across parts of Africa are ‘one disease away from catastrophe’ – warns UNICEF The number of drought-hit people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia without reliable access to safe water has risen from 9.5 million to 16.2 million in the space of five months, meanwhile children in the Sahel also … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Yemen sees return to alarming levels of food insecurity

Economic crisis, conflict, floods, desert locusts – and now COVID-19 – could wipe out improvements in food security in parts of Yemen, UN agencies warn JOINT PRESS RELEASE 22 July 2020, Sana’a – Economic shocks, conflict, floods, desert locusts and now COVID-19 are creating a perfect storm that could reverse hard-earned food security gains in … Continued

STATEMENT: Key water station in Syria down, putting 460K at risk amid Covid-19 scale-up

Interruption to key water station in the northeast of Syria puts 460,000 people at risk as efforts ramp up to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease From Fran Equiza, UNICEF Representative in Syria DAMASCUS, 23 March 2020 – “Yet again the water supply from the Allouk water station in the northeast of Syria has been interrupted. … Continued

Children living in protracted conflicts are three times more likely to die from water-related diseases than from violence – UNICEF

  Press release  Children living in protracted conflicts are three times more likely to die from water-related diseases than from violence – UNICEF Therese Dooley, UNICEF’s Regional Adviser for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in South Asia, is available for interview on the threats faced by children in Afghanistan and Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh NEW … Continued

Famine, drought and war: time is running out for millions of children

UNICEF needs $255 million for children in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen *NOTE* Photos + videos http://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AMZIFDD22Q NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 28 March 2017 – More than a month after famine was declared in South Sudan, time is running out for more than a million children as drought and armed conflict devastate lives in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South … Continued

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