Behind concertina wire and trucks blockading a major highway into India's capital, tens of thousands of farmers are camping out in the bitter winter cold as they protest against agriculture reforms they fear could destroy their livelihood.
Ethiopia’s month-long war in its northern Tigray region has severely hampered efforts to fight one of Africa’s worst coronavirus outbreaks, as the fighting has displaced almost 1 million people and strained local humanitarian services to the breaking point.
Critical decisions made now to address the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to a life of dignity for all people, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said, addressing the second and final day of the General Assembly’s special session devoted to the crisis.
Millions of people in low-income countries have been forced to go without health care or have had to pay for it during the coronavirus pandemic, despite billions of pounds in emergency World Bank funding, research has found.
Famine-like conditions have reappeared in parts of Yemen and almost half the population is experiencing high levels of food insecurity, new United Nations data showed, with aid agencies warning time is running out to prevent mass starvation.