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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 175,000 people have been affected by the cyclone in Mozambique, and 8,000 houses destroyed, damaged, or flooded. Six people are confirmed dead since Eloise made landfall on Saturday.
Of the 20 countries most vulnerable to climate change, 13 already received sizable international humanitarian aid last year, and almost all are experiencing violence, instability or armed conflict.
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.
IFRC Secretary General, Jagan Chapagain, said the expansion of DREF was part of broader efforts to adapt Red Cross emergency responses to the increased crisis-caseload caused by climate change.
An estimated 1.44 million refugees are in urgent need of resettlement globally, but only 22,770 were resettled through UNHCR - the lowest numbers the agency has witnessed in almost two decades.