Sudden heavy rains and windstorms struck North Galkacyo on 10 May, which destroyed IDP shelters and other communal assets such as latrines, health facilities, and schools.
With a scorching summer fast approaching, food prices rising and access to water and electricity limited, more funds are needed to address the crisis, the UN’s senior humanitarian official warns.
To help meet people's most urgent food security and nutrition needs, OCHA has released $30 million for the four countries: $6 million for Burkina Faso and $8 million each for Chad, Mali and Niger.
As IOM scales up its response, the effects of the cyclone are compounding existing needs in northern Mozambique as services and resources have been overstretched due to insecurity in Cabo Delgado.
Up from 55 million a year earlier, the unprecedented figure is the result of new waves of violence, protracted conflict and disasters, according to IDMC's annual report.
In the past six months, the total number of food-insecure children has risen to more than 4.6 million. An unprecedented number of children is now battling soaring rates of malnutrition.
Safe routes must be established for migrants between Colombia and Panama, medical care must be provided at the first point of arrival and conditions in reception centres must be improved, says MSF.
With Ukraine a major supplier of global food supply, the inability to export has created market volatility and rising food prices worldwide. By 2023, there will likely be a food availability problem.
The number of people experiencing extreme hunger in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia has more than doubled since last year – from over 10 million to more than 23 million today.
During migration in 2021, deaths due to drowning numbered 64 with five due to harsh environmental conditions – particularly the high temperatures that frequently result in exhaustion and dehydration.