The region faces a daunting spectrum of natural hazards. ESCAP reports that these are closely linked to inequality and poverty, leading to a vicious downward cycle.
Most of the displaced are heading towards already densely populated areas of northern Idlib governorate, with the Dana sub-district continuing to receive the biggest share.
These include putting research at the heart of the response; applying experimental vaccines; incorporating social science and engaging with communities, among others.
Between the end of July and the beginning of August 2019, humanitarian organisations recorded seven incidents of violent robberies and burglaries, intimidation and theft.
L'augmentation de l’insécurité et des attaques armées a entrainé la fermeture de 2024 écoles, dont plus de la moitié dans la région du Sahel, durement frappée par la violence.
Poor households in several parts of the region have exhausted own-produced foods atypically early. These are now relying on markets for food with below-average purchasing power.
The new EU funding will boster the coordination, surveillance and response capacities to Ebola in high-risk districts in Burundi, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A six-day oral vaccination campaign reached almost 65,000 under-fives in Aden, Al Dhale’e and Taizz, where high numbers of suspected cholera and AWD cases have been recorded.
Last month was brutal. Many schoolchildren were among the 14 killed and 200 injured in Ghazni city. At least 50 students were wounded after an explosion near a school in Kabul.
Of the 34 major aid programmes, only three are funded for the entire year. Several have been suspended, 22 will close in the next two months unless funding is received.