Unrest in eastern DRC has forced thousands to flee. Many have found refuge on the other side of the border between North and South Kivu, sharing scarce resources with equally vulnerable communities.
The 2021 HRP seeks $276.5 million for humanitarian assistance and protection services for about 945,000 people in Kachin, Kayin and eastern Bago, Rakhine and southern Chin as well as northern Shan.
Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse outcomes are expected through at least May 2021 across much of the region. South Sudan and Yemen remain among the worst food insecurity emergencies globally.
UNHCR is seeking just over US$100 million to enhance refugee protection in African countries en route to the Mediterranean. Offering safe and viable alternatives to perilous journeys is the priority.
"Salaries of civil servants need to be paid and access for humanitarian staff granted to help regional authorities assess the growing needs, identify priorities and deliver much-needed services."
Syrians are suffering from lack of access to aid, including food, water and medical supplies such as oxygen, and funding is falling short of meeting the basic needs of millions across the country.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, an estimated 1.6 billion learners in 199 countries were affected by school closures, with nearly 370 million children not receiving a school meal in 150 countries.
About 8.3 million South Sudanese are estimated to need help in 2021, an 800,000 increase in absolute numbers from 7.5 million in 2020. The increase is largely driven by rising food insecurity.
More than 8,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. Nearly half are living in the city's former cathedral, the largest of six makeshift camps where MSF has started emergency activities.
A total of $50.2 million has been made available, leaving a gap of $14.2 million to reach the full food-insecure population of 2.6 million in 28 districts and four cities during the lean season.