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Crisis Responses

Climate change has been described as the biggest global health threat of the 21st century, while the response to climate change provides the greatest opportunity to protect health. The scientific evidence for climate change is unequivocal, and the magnitude of the consequences can no longer be ignored. 

COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and diagnostics need to be available for the people who need them most. This will end the pandemic sooner, for everyone.

With US and NATO forces withdrawing from the country, Afghan forces and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan—also known as the Taliban—have been fighting for territory in clashes have claimed thousands of lives while crippling public infrastructure. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan took control of the country in August 2021. 

For many Rohingya refugees, the situation feels hopeless, as they continue to live in overcrowded, basic conditions, dealing with outbreaks of disease, and struggling with the traumas of all they have endured. 

Asylum seekers and refugees have been held on Nauru and Papua New Guinea since July 2013, with still no end in sight. They have faced years of various forms of detention, uncertainty about the future and a lack of control over even the basic details of their lives. 

Since early November 2020, the terrible violence across Tigray has forced people to leave their homes once again for precarious living situations both within Tigray and across the border in Sudan. An estimated 1.3 million people are in need of assistance.