A new report from Every Woman Every Child highlights substantially higher maternal, newborn, child and adolescent mortality rates in countries chronically affected by conflict.
In Zambia, locusts have been reported in Central, Southern and Western regions and the invasion has become very serious in Sesheke and Mwandi. The locusts also affect Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
An estimated 600,000 children were hit by floods between August and the beginning of September in more than a dozen countries, forcing many out of school or delaying the start of the academic year.
The UN Secretary-General issued his first call for a global ceasefire in March, yet early signs of progress have since stalled as armed groups have continued or even increased fighting.
The heaviest rains, which began in August, are believed to be the worst in more than a decade. Homes have been destroyed, health centres damaged, and farmlands submerged across the Sahel.
UNHCR is calling for urgent action to improve conditions and ensure humane solutions for asylum seekers in reception centres in the Aegean islands, including in the new emergency site on Lesvos.
Conflict in the far north has resulted in the forced displacement of just over 321,886 Cameroonians and 115,000 Nigerian refugees. More than 30,000 people have lost their lives.
About 14.6 million new internal displacements were recorded across 127 countries and territories between January and June 2020, according to a new report by Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.
IOM is assisting unaccompanied children and other vulnerable people who are deemed eligible by the authorities for transfer from the islands to mainland Greece and relocation to other European states.
More than 20 million people are food-insecure with 13 million requiring WFP aid to meet daily needs. Another three million are at risk of worsening hunger as COVID-19 sweeps unchecked across Yemen.