Airport workers unload a shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the Covax global programme, at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. Photograph: Nipah Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive coronavirus vaccines under the World Health Organization-backed Covax facility for low- and(...)

Ethiopian refugees who fled the Tigray conflict at a village next to Um Raquba refugee camp in Gedaref, eastern Sudan. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty

Nearly three months into the conflict in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, aid agencies are appealing for more access and international funding to help milli(...)

A woman carries her baby on her back as Ethiopian refugees who fled fighting in Tigray province camp arrive at the Um Rakuba camp in Sudan’s eastern Gedaref province. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly

Violence in northern Ethiopia will probably drive 200,000 people into neighbouring Sudan over the coming months, UN agencies have warned, where food, (...)

About 40% of the world’s population do not have facilities to wash their hands with soap and water at home.

An additional 6,000 children could die daily from preventable causes over the next six months due to pressure by the Covid-19 pandemic on health syste(...)

A file photograph of a measles vaccination being administered. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The number of measles cases in Ireland has increased more than three-fold, according to a United Nations (UN) report that warns millions of children w(...)

A woman searches for materials to rebuild her home in  Beira, central Mozambique on Friday. Photograph: Tiago Petinga/EPA

Cholera cases were reported on Friday in the Mozambican city of Beira, adding a risk of deadly illnesses for hundreds of thousands of people who are s(...)

Yemenis dig graves for the victims of a Saudi-led air strike on Thursday that hit a bus carrying children. Photograph: EPA

A Saudi-led Arab military coalition said on Friday it would investigate an air strike that killed dozens of children in Yemen, an apparent shift of s(...)

UN special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths (centre): called this week’s talks with rebel leader Abdel Malik al-Houthi “positive and constructive”. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty

The UN children’s agency has castigated Yemen’s warring parties for killing, wounding and starving children, who make up half that country’s populatio(...)