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.
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.
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.
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.
In its third report to the Human Rights Council, the Commission finds that continuing violence and human rights violations, including rape and sexual violence, may amount to war crimes.
The children, from families with perceived or actual associations with ISIS, are separated from the rest of the population in the camps. This affects their ability to obtain aid and services.
“We urge warring parties to ensure that this long-awaited step brings positive changes for children in Hudaydah and across all of Yemen," said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF regional director.
The new assistance will include protection, emergency healthcare, basic shelter, food, safe water, sanitation and hygiene to those in the greatest need throughout the country.