The Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund has contributed $9.5 million to an FAO-led project that aims to boost the resilience of farmers affected by conflict and natural disasters.
Fifty per cent of those in need are concentrated in Ninewa and Al-Anbar governorates while 1.5 million people remain internally displaced, most for more than three years.
Nigeria has experienced repeated outbreaks of measles due to low routine immunization coverage and is also in the meningitis belt where the incidence rate is very high.
The Philippines has experienced a number of deadly outbreaks of vaccine preventable and mosquito borne diseases in 2019.
Between November 2019 and March 2020, about 11.3 million people (37% of the population) are likely to experience severe acute food insecurity, of whom 8.6 million will be in a Crisis situation.
"The flooding is so severe in some parts of the capital Bangui that the only way to get around is by canoe,” said Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) David Manan.
Life-saving assistance has been suspended in some flooded areas, with 42 nutrition centres impacted by the floods.
WFP has assisted 850,000 people in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger in 2019 and requires urgent investment and a scaled-up response to mitigate the L3 emergency.
Only half of Yemen’s health facilities are currently operating due to four years of conflict, causing people to travel long distances in search of essential services and forcing many to go without.
If urgent humanitarian action is not taken, the number of food-insecure people will likely rise in the coming months, according to the Regional Interagency Standing Committee Africa.