Lockers with tiny schoolbags and changes of shoes are blown open. Piles of rubble and debris obscure the cartoon figures on the brightly painted walls. Notebooks and schoolbooks lie on the ground, pages fluttering in the wind.
Over 3,000 persons with disability have benefited from physical rehabilitation services in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Nigeria, thanks to the first humanitarian impact bond (HIB).
Eighty-three children in the DRC, aged five to 19 years old, have at last been reunited with their families, sometimes after years of waiting.
Between 29th June and 1st July 2022, teams from the ICRC supported 10 patients with medical needs and their caretakers from Odesa and Dnipro. The patients, originally from the city of Mykolaiv as well as the Donetsk region, had been unable to seek medical care on their own.
Eight years into the armed conflict in Yemen, violence, economic hardship and deteriorating health services and health infrastructure increasingly keep women and girls from being able to access the essential healthcare they need. As funding shortages force humanitarian organizations to scale down aid, their predicament will only increase.
More than 30 years since the Iraq-Iran war has ended, many families of missing persons are still in limbo, waiting for news of the fate of their loved ones who went missing during the war that lasted for eight years.
Mozambique’s national immunization campaign has vaccinated 75% of the population in six districts affected by armed conflict in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Manica, and Sofala with the support of the ICRC.