Preparations for the vaccination campaign for the more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in the camps are ongoing, but a launch date has yet to be confirmed.
For the next six months, WFP requires $4.5 billion. The consequences of inaction and funding shortfalls will be measured in lost lives and setbacks in progress towards long-term development goals.
Drastic reduction in rainfall has caused levels of food and water scarcity across 25 provinces in Afghanistan not seen since the drought of 2018 that displaced a quarter of a million people.
COVID-19 continues to devastate the region, and the future of millions of refugees and migrants and their hosts is at stake. Solidarity and commitment are needed more than ever, said Eduardo Stein.
While the $2.75 billion pledged to the Global Partnership for Education by G7 leaders is commendable, it falls short of the $3.5 billion sought by Plan International and its civil society partners.
These funds will provide essentials such as clean water, shelter and food for people who need it most in 12 countries in Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.
Increased funding from donors is urgently needed in order for UNICEF to reach every child across the region with critical health, nutrition, water, sanitation, education, and protection services.
Expanding humanitarian access to SPLM-N controlled enclaves is crucial to providing urgent aid to an estimated 800,000 people in these areas, who desperately need relief following years of isolation.
Ethiopia today officially launched a preventive oral cholera vaccination campaign targeting two million people aged one year and above in Tigray region to avert a potential outbreak.
Aid agencies are warning of a looming humanitarian catastrophe if the UN Security Council fails to renew a resolution allowing lifesaving aid delivered cross-border to reach Syria.