Most parts of the country are facing critical water shortages. We are facing widespread food insecurity, malnutrition, population displacement and disease. We need funding now to save lives.
This is the second attack targeting humanitarians in the past two months in northeast Nigeria, and the fourth attack on Damasak town and its surrounding area this year.
No positive case of the disease has been confirmed in the country. The vaccines have been approved to protect people at high risk under a priority-one country for Ebola preparedness.
Libya, Somalia, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen reported their highest numbers of deaths last month since the start of the pandemic. There are reports of health systems at risk of collapse.
As of 8 April, IOM's Displacement Tracking Matrix has recorded nearly 14,000 people displaced to Nangade, Mueda, Montepuez and Pemba by the latest surge in violence. This number is growing daily.
All tribes responsible for violence in Darfur must be disarmed and the state must be able to ... ensure the rule of law, including by preventing armed civilians from taking the law into their own hands.
The rations will be reduced from this month and affect nearly 700,000 refugees and IDPs who will now receive 50% of a full ration, down from 70%. A full ration provides 2,100 kilocalories per person.
Surveys of nearly 16,200 households in 25 countries done between October and November 2020 showed that 42% of households had less to eat, while 44% reported a decline in the quality of their diets.
Living conditions are dire, with thousands of people packed into about a dozen decrepit buildings. Hundreds more women and children sleep outside without any protection from the elements.
"People fleeing violence have arrived in a place ill-equipped to receive them, with many sleeping in makeshift camps at a school and public basketball court in the city of Arauquita," said CARE.