The IRC has noted a rise not only in misinformation - such as inaccurate health advice - but also disinformation, such as deliberately deceptive propaganda with malintent linked to the pandemic.
Acute malnutrition rates among children under five are the highest ever recorded in parts of Yemen, with more than half a million cases in southern districts, according to the latest IPC analysis.
Severe flooding has affected an estimated 800,000 people, destroying homes and leaving people without adequate food, water or shelter in the backdrop of multiple emergencies including COVID-19.
A new report provides an in-depth analysis of 19 response plans since 2019 and shows that less than half of the requested amount for child protection was received by humanitarian actors.
Although civilian casualty figure for the first nine months of 2020 dropped by 30 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, high levels of violence continue, with a devastating impact on civilians.
Alongside efforts to control the locusts, FAO is implementing a programme to safeguard productive assets and livelihoods of the affected population in Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somalia, SNNP and Tigray.
The first meeting of the Forum – to be convened virtually – was due to begin on Monday and direct, in-person meetings will commence on 9 November, in the Tunisian capital Tunis, according to UNSMIL.
UNHCR together with the government and its partners will construct 37 schools, health clinics and infrastructure projects – including roads and water pipe networks – across Afghanistan in 2020.
“Somalia has made progress on governance reforms ... and now it is imperative to expand political space further ... It is particularly important that the voices of ... marginalized groups be heard."
With an average of 400-600 daily arrivals over the past two weeks, shelters in Armenia have almost reached full capacity. Majority of shelters in Goris have insufficient beds or bathing facilities.