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  • Humanitarian needs grow in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
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    Source: ICRCPublished on 2021-03-04
  • Mozambique: UNFPA appeals for $12 million as health and safety of women and girls at risk in Cabo Delgado
    Country: Mozambique Source: United Nations Population Fund The agency is urging the international community to increase funding as women, girls, and youth face increased risk of GBV and increasingly restricted access to life-saving reproductive health services. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-03-04
  • South Sudanese face life-threatening food shortages as harvests fall by 50%
    News release | Nine out of the ten states in South Sudan harvested on average 50 per cent less cereal and vegetables in 2020 than they did in 2019. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2021-03-04
  • World: UN expert says global water crisis is worsening, urgent response needed
    Country: World Source: UN Human Rights Council “The world faces a water crisis and it is getting worse ... Three-quarters of all natural disasters in the last 20 years were water-related, including floods, landslides and other extreme weather events." ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-03-03
  • 4 assumptions about gender that distort how we think about climate change (and 3 ways to do better)
    In an article published today in Nature Climate Change, we reviewed the literature on climate change and gender in low and middle-income countries from the last six years. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2021-03-03
  • Myth or reality: Is Haiti safer today?
    What was learned in the 11 years since the earthquake? Are disaster resilient building methods now being put to use around Haiti? ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2021-03-03
  • DepEd pushes for reevaluation of school building construction design for disaster risk reduction
    Before constructing new classrooms, the Department of Education (DepEd) is pushing for the reevaluation of building designs to ensure disaster risk reduction in schools. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2021-03-03
  • World: Women’s lives upended, rights eroded amid COVID-19, UNSG says, warning impact will outlast pandemic
    Country: World Source: UN Secretary-General To mark Women's Day: "As we recover from the pandemic, support and stimulus packages must target women and girls ... including through investments in women-owned businesses and the care economy." ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-03-03
  • World: Project HOPE and partners roll out COVID-19 vaccination training in more than 20 African countries
    Countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, World Source: Project HOPE The training includes a blend of online learning modules, materials for in-person sessions, and direct support to health facilities. Participants learn about proper vaccine storage, preparation, and administration. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-03-03
  • World: Schools for more than 168 million children globally have been completely closed for almost a full year
    Country: World Source: UN Children's Fund The analysis notes that 14 countries have remained largely closed since March 2020 to February 2021. Two-thirds of those are in Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting nearly 98 million children. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-03-03