According to a recent report, the 2018 rainy season was worse than normal with parts of Somaliland receiving only 25 to 50 per cent of its average rainfall.
Colombia hosts the highest number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, with over 1.1 million. With rising numbers, the needs of the refugees and host communities continue to increase.
Three United Nations agencies are urging for scaled-up humanitarian assistance as nearly 7 million people in South Sudan face acute food insecurity at the height of this lean season.
According to Human Rights Watch, civilians in Derna, eastern Libya, are reported to have been trapped there within the past two weeks without access to food, water, or medical care.
"The world’s humanitarian agencies do a good job in saving lives and reducing suffering among people caught up in conflict. But we do not do a good enough job for women and girls." - OCHA USG
South Sudanese refugees in DRC are “commuting” to their home country in search of food, increasing the risk of the Ebola virus being transported to the world’s youngest nation.
CARE report found that the food crisis in Haiti received the least media attention globally in 2018, followed by Ethiopia, DRC, Philippines, Chad, Niger, Central African Republic and Sudan.
Despite the challenging conditions, WHO teams and health workers were able to reach high-risk areas, IDP camps and marginalized communities with awareness-raising activities and vaccination.
Even though the acute phase of the emergency is over, it is essential that additional resources are allocated to support the health system in the long term.
Despite the signing of a recent peace deal between the Government and 14 armed groups, “we should not forget that the situation in the country remains serious,” a senior UN envoy told the Security Council.