A total of 20.5 million people need WASH services compared with 17.8 million in 2019. An estimated $1.35 billion in funding was pledged – just over half (56 percent) of the $2.41 billion requested.
On average annually, 350,000-400,000 children under-five with severe acute malnutrition are admitted for treatment. New estimates show this figure may increase to 530,000 due to COVID-19.
More than 130 governments and other donors and aid officials will meet virtually to raise awareness about the rapidly deteriorating situation in Yemen – where COVID-19 is just the latest challenge.
More than 1,000 people are on the run following a brutal attack by irregular armed elements on a site in western Niger on Sunday afternoon which killed three people and wounded others.
The new outbreak comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC is in its final phase, while the country also battles COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak.
The UNICEF chartered cargo flight also brought the second batch of 10,000 COVID-19 test kits and other supplies as part of UNICEF’s ongoing support to the Ministry of Health and Sports to help fight the pandemic.
The tropical storm has left heavy rain, floods and landslides in its path through El Salvador, causing the deaths of at least 14 people and putting thousands of families at risk throughout the territory.
Cientos de familias salvadoreñas han tenido que evacuar sus hogares debido a la devastación provocada por la Tormenta Tropical Amanda.
A UNICEF chartered plane landed at Sana’a airport with lifesaving supplies including Personal Protective Equipment items such as aprons, boots, face masks and gloves for frontline health workers.
With the approaching cold weather, UNHCR is bracing for a deepening of the crisis. The winter season will considerably increase the need for humanitarian and medical assistance.