Save the Children warns that displaced populations do not have enough food, and lack health services, clean and safe water and hygiene materials as areas become increasingly cut off by violence.
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“The lack of focus on migration-related issues means that the true number of migrant deaths is likely much higher,” said Frank Laczko, director of IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre.
The latest satellite data reveals the oil slick from the MV Wakashio now stretches across 27 kmsq along the east coast of Mauritius, from Blue Bay Marine Park to the tourist island of Ile aux Cerfs.
The humanitarian community aims to help the people of Lebanon move from immediate life-saving humanitarian relief towards recovery and eventually longer-term economic recovery.
Across three crisis-affected BAY states, 10.6 million people out of a total of 13 million – four in five – will need some form of aid in 2020 - a 49% increase in the numbers in need on last year.
Eight children under-five died in Al Hol camp within five days. The spike was recorded between 6 and 10 August, and is more than three times higher than the mortality rate since the beginning of 2020.
With forecast below-average rainfall from October to December, food security outcomes are expected to deteriorate through at least early 2021 in Somalia, southern and southeastern Ethiopia.
According to UNICEF and WHO, 818 million children lack basic hand-washing facilities at their schools, which puts them at increased risk of COVID-19. More than one-third are from sub-Saharan Africa.
WFP is providing immediate relief to those directly affected by the blast through the delivery of 150,000 food parcels and has partnered with Caritas Lebanon to provide hot meals in soup kitchens.
Most of the more than 200,000 Palestine refugees live below the poverty line, with their situation made worse by the economic crisis and restrictive measures triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.