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Violence and hostilities in Gaza, Israel and the West Bank continue at high intensity. Here is our latest update on the situation:
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Acute hunger is the most severe form of hunger. Last year, at least 155 million people globally faced acute hunger. Learn more from the latest Global Report on Food Crises.⬇️
1⃣️Be close to the people 2⃣️Be modest Myrta Kaulard, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Mozambique on the importance of accountability to affected populations in humanitarian action.
Humanitarians are scaling up the emergency response in Tigray, but access remains intermittent and restricted. The UN is calling for increased funding, unfettered access, longer-term visas for NGO staff & robust civil-military coordination
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In Ethiopia's Tigray region, partners continue to receive reports of looting and grave violence against civilians, including extrajudicial killing & rapes. Some people in rural areas are seeking safety and assistance in the main towns. More:
In Tigray, Ethiopia, 91% of the population need urgent food assistance. @WFP is scaling up their response, as families rely on camels, donkeys and trucks to transport their life saving food packages! 🐪🚚🐪
Tigray: some villages are completely empty due to massive displacement. Humanitarian access has improved but people in hard-to-reach areas are receiving very limited assistance because of insecurity, logistical hurdles, and limited resources.
They’re not the heroes of a fictional world. They’re humanitarians, stepping up to save lives and help others, everyday, and without superpowers. On #WorldHumanitarianDay , this film pays tribute to these #RealLifeHeroes .
Tigray: most rural areas, where 80% of the population resides, are still cut off from assistance. The assistance provided so far is insufficient, as needs are rising rapidly. We continue to call for safe and unimpeded humanitarian access to the region.