UNICEF Appeals for US$10 Million to Support Flood-affected Children in South Sudan

While water levels are continuing to rise, UNICEF in South Sudan launched a flash appeal asking for US$10 million to respond to the most immediate needs of children affected by the floods. Over 900,000 people in South Sudan, including 490,000 children, are in need of urgent assistance. Almost one-fifth of the country, which is the … More UNICEF Appeals for US$10 Million to Support Flood-affected Children in South Sudan

Cyclone Idai: Emergency Getting ‘Bigger By The Hour’, Warns UN

The United Nations (UN) reports that five days after Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, causing widespread damage and flooding, at least 1,000 people are feared dead there alone. Victims are reportedly trapped on roofs and clinging to trees awaiting rescue, UN agencies said, while across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, tens of thousands of people … More Cyclone Idai: Emergency Getting ‘Bigger By The Hour’, Warns UN

UNICEF warns of increased risk to children of cholera, diarrhoea and malaria in flood prone areas of Nigeria

On 13 June 2017, children play in a flooded street caused by recent rains in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state in north-east Nigeria. Each year, the countries around Lake Chad (Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon) suffer from severe flooding as part of the seasonal rains in the region in June 2017. Many children are at … More UNICEF warns of increased risk to children of cholera, diarrhoea and malaria in flood prone areas of Nigeria