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Yemen

Deadly hunger and aid shortages amidst Yemeni families as COVID-19 pandemic spreads     Life in Yemen Number of malnourished children could reach 2.4 million by end of year, a 20 per cent increase, according to the recent 2020 UNICEF report. Health facilities and clinics continue to decline in care as years of conflict continues. …

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Lebanon Emergency

 DONATE TO HELP TODAY As of August 04, 2020, over 4,000 were injured in the Beirut warehouse explosion.  A state of emergency has been declared in Lebanon.  Lebanon needs your help and your assistance.  As it will take time for Lebanon to fully recover from the explosion, the sharp economic collapse, and the overall …

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United States

UMR works alongside community partners across several sectors to provide relief, education, training and advocacy to people in the United States. Most recently, UMR has responded to the COVID-19 emergency, reaching out to families affected financially and providing them with cash assistance to help them during this challenging time. In addition, UMR has been distributing …

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Pakistan

Demographics Currently, 64 percent of the nation is younger than 30. Pakistan now has more young people than it has ever had, and this is forecasted to continue to increase until at least 2050. Key Issues National water and sanitation averages have improved, but very high inequality between the richest and poorest still persists. Absolute …

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Bangladesh

Demographics Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with more than 1000 people per square kilometer.[1] Bangladesh adds two million youth to the labor force every year.[2] Key Issues Bangladesh has made substantial progress in reducing poverty, supported by sustained economic growth. However, the country has considerable hidden urbanization[3] that …

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Sudan

Key Issues: Sudan serves as a source, destination and transit for irregular migration, including refugees and asylum-seekers using the East African North-bound migratory route through Libya to Europe.[2] The majority of people displaced by conflict live in South, North and Central Darfur states, which were hosting about 1.5 million IDPs as of the end of …

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Somalia

Key Issues The New Partnership for Somalia, signed in 2017 following a peaceful transition of power in February 2017, outlines collective priority areas critical for development, including humanitarian issues, national security, inclusive politics, and economic recovery.[1] Only 45% of Somalis having access to sufficient water sources. 75% of the population do not have access to …

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Kenya

Key Issues Key development challenges include poverty, inequality, climate change, and the vulnerability of the economy to internal and external shocks.[1] Field studies from the World Food Programme are showing that refugee camps in Kenya have become popularly associated with entrepreneurship. New refugee settlements are opened with the intention of promoting the self-reliance of refugees …

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Ethiopia

 Demographics  With about 109 million people (2018), Ethiopia is the second most populous nation in Africa after Nigeria, and the fastest growing economy in the region. However, it is also one of the poorest. Ethiopia’s location gives it strategic dominance as a jumping off point in the Horn of Africa, close to the Middle East …

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Palestine

Demographics Around 2.90 million reside in the West Bank and 1.85 million in Gaza Strip. Palestinian refugees make up 42.8% of the Palestinian population in Palestine: 27.1% of them in the West Bank and 67.3% in Gaza Strip. Palestine is facing a rapid population growth and large youthful population with 69% below the age of …

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