At least 5,242 girls and 13,663 boys were victims of grave violations in 21 country situations and one region, and at least 1,600 of those children were victims of multiple violations, the report highlights. It adds that overall, there were 23,982 verified grave violations against children, a number that remains similar to that reported in 2020 and represents an average of some 65 violations every single day.
According to the United Nations 2022 edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI)", the report presents updates on the food security and nutrition situation around the world, including the latest estimates of the cost and affordability of a healthy diet.
In September 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) set an ambitious global target when the UN health agency called for 70 per cent of the global population to be vaccinated by mid-2022. At that point, just over three per cent of people in low-income countries had been vaccinated with at least one dose, compared to 60.18 per cent in high-income countries.
The campaign "Make the Connection” that is happening in all the 33 countries across Africa where Ecobank operates including Uganda aims to raise awareness and money through fundraising drives and targets to support families that have been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The leaders made the call during the Global Vaccine Summit that begun today in London.
According to the leaders, all vaccines should be made available for all countries equally without considering the country of origin where the vaccines are made.
According to the Uganda’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations and the current External Adviser on G77 matters. Adonia Ayebare, due to the coronavirus pandemic and in consultation with the G77 member states, the summit has been postponed to a later date this year.
Uganda is placed amongst East African countries that suffered an increase in food crisis by almost 20 per cent. It shows that the prevalence of undernourishment increased from 24.1 per cent in 2006 to 41 per cent in 2018. This translates into an increase in the number of malnourished people from 6.9 million in 2006 to 17.6 million in 2018.