Recent attacks in Palma have affected 50,000 people. WFP urgently requires $82 million to respond to the crisis in northern Mozambique and support the vulnerable, largely women and children.
Over the past decade, weather-related events triggered an average of 21.5 million new displacements each year – more than twice as many as displacements caused by conflict and violence.
EU funding of €43 million announced today will help address acute humanitarian needs, provide protection to communities affected by violence, and strengthen preparedness to deal with new shocks.
With the triple impact of pre-existing poverty, COVID-19 and the political crisis, hunger and desperation are rising sharply. In the next six months, up to 3.4 million more people will be hungry.
More than one million people were displaced by floods, conflict and drought in Somalia last year, the highest recorded since 2016. In the first three months of 2021, 112,000 have been displaced.
The campaign was conducted from 29 March to 2 April in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and from 11 to 15 April in Balochistan. Only one wild polio case has been reported in Pakistan this year.
Given the resurgent violence, a durable solution is more urgent than ever. Having been displaced multiple times, IDPs know that emergency food aid is not enough — lasting peace is the only solution.
UNICEF said: "This is a protection crisis. What is emerging is a disturbing picture of severe and ongoing child rights violations. This is also an education and nutrition emergency."
The funding will provide immediate lifesaving humanitarian aid including cash assistance and clean water, and support a sustainable recovery, including repairs of homes and support for livelihoods.
The drought and food crisis is one of the worst suffered in Afghanistan in recent decades, as 13.1 million people are grappling with food shortages, according to the latest food insecurity analysis.