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  • 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 ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-05-25
  • More than one million women in Burkina Faso caught between conflict and COVID-19
    Country: Burkina Faso Source: Oxfam Women and girls in Burkina Faso are facing increased sexual violence, hunger and water shortage as a result of the coronavirus pandemic on top of the existing conflict, said Oxfam in a new report. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-05-24
  • 5 reasons Costa Rica is winning plaudits for fighting COVID-19
    Country: Costa Rica Source: UN News Service A UN Resident Coordinator and a WHO Representative explain why the small Central American country is managing to keep the number of cases down, and its population healthy. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-05-24
  • Afghanistan: UN welcomes three-day ceasefire announcement by Afghan government and Taliban during Eid al-Fitr
    Country: Afghanistan Source: UN News Service The UN urges parties to respect the halt to fighting and urgently look to make it permanent. Intra-Afghan peace negotiations need to start. 'A reason to hope,' said the UNAMA chief. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-05-24
  • World: América del Sur, el nuevo epicentro del coronavirus
    Countries: Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World Source: International Organization for Migration La enfermedad llegó a América del Sur más tarde que en otras regiones, pero ya hay más ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-05-23
  • Brazil: América del Sur, el nuevo epicentro del coronavirus
    Countries: Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Source: International Organization for Migration La enfermedad llegó a América del Sur más tarde que en otras regiones, pero ya hay más de ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-05-23
  • Malicious use of cyber technology can cause suffering during armed conflicts
    Statement | As delivered by Ms. Laetitia Courtois, Permanent Observer to the United Nations and Head of Delegation, ICRC New YorkExcellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council on Cyber Stability and Conflict Prevention. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2020-05-22
  • UN human rights chief condemns a new outbreak of intercommunal violence in South Sudan
    Country: South Sudan Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Reports from Jonglei State indicate that scores of civilians have been killed in attacks across 28 villages between 16 and 17 May, with many more injured and ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-05-22
  • Surge in violent attacks during COVID-19 lockdown puts children’s lives at risk in eastern Ukraine
    Country: Ukraine Source: UN Children's Fund An increase in shelling has resulted in numerous child casualties and damaged schools in the region, making life even more unbearable for the 430,000 children caught up in the six-year-long conflict. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-05-22
  • Burkina Faso: Up to 2.3 million children need protection in Central Sahel in 2020, up more than 80% in one year
    Countries: Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger Source: UN Children's Fund Growing violence and insecurity are threatening children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, among the most affected by COVID-19 in Africa. As the pandemic spreads, violence against children continues to rise. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2020-05-22