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  • Afghanistan: Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement reach milestone of 35 years serving communities in need
    Article | After 35 years of humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan, ARCS, ICRC and IFRC have reconfirmed their commitment to continue jointly providing lifesaving assistance to communities affected by war and violence. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2021-03-03
  • Ten-year war strategy has turned Syria's hospitals from safe havens into no-go zones
    Country: Syrian Arab Republic Sources: International Rescue Committee, Syrian American Medical Society Foundation, Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations Report reveals the devastating impact a decade of systematic attacks on health facilities has had on civilians and ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-03-03
  • World: If COVID-19 impact is not contained this year, 514 million Africans may fall below extreme poverty line
    Country: World Source: UN Economic Commission for Africa About nine out of 10 extremely poor people in the world currently live in Africa, and the ECA warns that COVID-19 will push an additional 5-29 million below the extreme poverty ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-03-02
  • Call of the rewild: Releasing Britain's rivers to ease flooding
    Confining rivers creates valuable agricultural land but can lead to greater flood risk downstream ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2021-03-02
  • Building resilient food systems
    Covid-19 has demonstrated a number of ways in which the world is not fit for purpose and is certainly not at all as resilient as we would like it to be. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2021-03-02
  • Gender dynamics of disaster risk and resilience
    Natural hazards, such as floods, droughts and earthquakes, are gender neutral - but their impacts are not. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2021-03-02
  • Small-scale fisheries offer strategies for resilience in the face of climate change
    Small-scale fisheries are on the frontlines of climate change. They may offer insights into resilience. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2021-03-02
  • East Africa's rising flood threat
    About six million people were affected by floods in 2020, from Rwanda to South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and beyond. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2021-03-02
  • Next-generation Regional Collaborative Platform meeting kicks off for first time with regional UN entities in Africa
    The United Nations has been making progress on its sweeping reforms to strengthen its support to countries, leveraging its capacities at all levels. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2021-03-02
  • World: COVAX publishes first round of allocations
    Countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, World Source: UN Children's Fund This first round of allocations provides information on provision of doses of the AstraZeneca(AZ)/Oxford vaccine to COVAX Facility participants through May 2021. ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2021-03-02