The Red Cross is ramping up relief efforts. At least 178,000 homes have been submerged in floodwaters that have also destroyed crops; almost 690,000 poultry and livestock have been killed.
The aid response is facing a dramatic shortfall this year as less than half the requested funds have been received. The UN appealed for more than $1 billion to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Up to 3,000 migrants will receive sleeping bags, blankets, clothes, shoes, food and hygiene packages to help them through the worst of the Balkan winter, when temperatures plunge well below zero.
After a year of violence, flooding and COVID-19 pushed millions of children out of school and away from the protection it provides, governments must focus on the education and safety of children.
The Pakistan Government, with support from UNICEF, WHO and GPEI partners, resumed polio activities in July and conducted two sub-national campaigns in July and August 2020.
All the 40,000 schools in the region were forced to close because of the pandemic, pushing students out of class in an area where access to education is already hampered by growing insecurity.
A basic meal is far beyond the reach of millions of people in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic joins conflict, climate change and economic troubles in pushing up levels of hunger around the world.
Those evacuated are nationals of Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, including 16 families and 15 children under the age of 18, many of whom are unaccompanied or separated from their parents.
The number of children treated by the outpatient nutrition program has grown by 20%, while the number of severe malnutrition cases has risen by 10%, compared with the same period last year.
Armed conflict, extreme poverty, food insecurity, climatic changes, and COVID-19 converge in the Sahel. Across the wider region, more than 2.7 million people have been forced to flee their homes.