ReliefWeb Headlines 3/23/2023


ReliefWeb Headlines / 23 Mar 2023

World: The world is off-track to meet Iis Sustainable Water Goal by 2030, UN water experts warn

UNU – 23 Mar 2023
3 out of 4 people currently live in water-insecure countries. More people die from a lack of WASH services than water-related disasters, reveals the new UN global water security assessment. Read more

Yemen: The deadly legacy of explosive ordnance for children in Yemen

Save the Children – 23 Mar 2023
One child was killed or injured on average every two days in Yemen last year by landmines or other explosive devices, the highest rate in five years, according to Save the Children. Read more

Ukraine: Occupation and destruction of medical structures severely impede access to healthcare in Ukraine

MSF – 23 Mar 2023
MSF reminds warring parties of their obligations to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities must never be targets. Read more

Madagascar: Cyclone Freddy deepens health risks in worst-hit countries, warns WHO

WHO – 23 Mar 2023
The cyclone’s devastation has raised health risks, including the spread of cholera, malaria, and vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as malnutrition. Support for mental health is also critical. Read more

Ethiopia: One in five persons does not have enough water in drought-stricken East Africa

Oxfam – 22 Mar 2023
In some areas in Ethiopia, northern Kenya and Somalia, the cost of water has skyrocketed by 400 per cent since January 2021, making remaining water out of reach for 22.7 million people. Read more

Ethiopia: UN and partners appeal for $116 million as hundreds of thousands flee Somalia to Ethiopia

GOAL, NRC, UNICEF – 22 Mar 2023
The humanitarian situation on the ground is dire, with moderate acute malnutrition observed in many children under five and in pregnant and nursing mothers. There is a high risk of disease outbreaks. Read more

World: Sex and age still matter: Data collection, analysis, and use in humanitarian practice

CARE, Tufts Univ., UN Women – 17 Mar 2023
The humanitarian sector has made some progress regarding collecting sex-disaggregated data and using gender analysis to make sense of it, but there is still a great deal that remains to be done. Read more

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