WFP needs $579 million to deliver food aid and livelihood support activities to 12 million people over the next six months, including $316 million emergency aid to 3.7 million people in the north.
With the deadline to close camps just over six months away, urgency is mounting to find sustainable solutions for Dadaab refugees, who risk being deprived of the little aid they receive now, warns MSF.
Indonesian Red Cross said: “We are rushing more rescue vehicles, medical teams, water trucks and relief to the area, including food and shelter supplies to help in the coming days and weeks.”
In response to a temporary shortage of IV fluids in the country, the WHO has procured and delivered 260 000 packs of various types of IV fluids to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
While the prevalence of GBV is unknown, the estimates are shocking. From February to April 2021, health facilities registered more than 1,000 cases and, in July alone, reported 2,204 cases in Tigray.
Insufficient warning and a lack of assistive devices make it harder for people with disabilities to flee violence. Those who do manage to escape are exposed to threats but often excluded from support.
The violence comes against the backdrop of intercommunal clashes between farmers and herders as competition increases for dwindling resources, aggravated by the climate crisis.
By September, 161 million people were experiencing high acute food insecurity, of whom 45 million were facing imminent risk of starvation - a sharp rise compared with 155 million for the whole of 2020.
The UN Refugee Agency is appealing for much more support amid acute and rising humanitarian needs for 3.5 million people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan – including 700,000 displaced in 2021.
In Africa, the Omicron variant has now been detected in four countries, with Ghana and Nigeria becoming the first West African countries and the latest on the continent to report the new variant.