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  • World: Consider the huge cost of NOT funding school meals, urges WFP chief
    Country: World Source: World Food Programme The price of failing to fund children’s school meals far outweighs the cost of such programmes, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley said at the session School Meals Coalition ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-07-29
  • Crises in Haiti leave women and girls ever more vulnerable
    Country: Haiti Source: United Nations Population Fund More than four million Haitians - 60% of them women and girls - will need emergency aid this year. Nearly 5,000 IDPs are at risk of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-07-29
  • World: PAHO says more than 300,000 children have missed routine immunization in Latin America and Caribbean
    Country: World Source: Pan American Health Organization COVID-19 has disrupted essential health services in most countries in region, threatening immunization of children and care of expectant mothers and people with chronic conditions. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-07-29
  • Ensuring the continuity and resumption of education in crisis situations
    Article | A recap of a webinar to ensure the continuity and resumption of education in crisis situations was co-organized by ASEAN Foundation, ASEAN-IPR and the ICRC. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2021-07-29
  • World: COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa ramp up
    Countries: South Africa, Tunisia, United Republic of Tanzania, World Source: World Health Organization Nearly four million doses from COVAX arrived in Africa last week, against just 245,000 doses from the facility throughout the month of June. COVAX aims to ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-07-29
  • Somalia: Climatic shocks displace old pastoral way of life
    Photo gallery | The writing has been on the wall for some time now as more Somali herders are forced to abandon their traditional lifestyle due to harsh climatic conditions. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2021-07-29
  • World: Analysis shows vaccine monopolies are blocking route to global vaccination against Covid-19
    Country: World Sources: Amnesty International, US Agency for International Development, Oxfam, Frontline AIDS The failure of rich countries to back the removal of monopolies and drive down excessive prices has directly contributed to vaccine scarcity in poorer nations, ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-07-28
  • News comment: Death of former High Commissioner Jean-Pierre Hocké
    Former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Jean-Pierre Hocké, who led the UN refugee agency from 1986 to 1989, passed away on Monday in Lausanne, Switzerland. Prior to becoming UNHCR’s sixth High Commissioner ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2021-07-28
  • Stand up for the Refugee Convention or millions will pay the price
    To mark the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, UNHCR's Grandi calls on states to renew their commitment to its life-saving principles. ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2021-07-28
  • Rainfall becomes increasingly variable as climate warms
    Climate models predict that rainfall variability over wet regions globally will be greatly enhanced by global warming. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2021-07-28