If the public water supply system collapses, UNICEF estimates that water costs could skyrocket by 200 per cent a month when securing water from alternative or private water suppliers.
Save the Children is ‘deeply concerned' about the catastrophic impact that the widespread loss of lives and livelihoods will have on children, who have already been held back by school disruptions.
It is the first passenger flight since commercial flights were halted on 24 June and took more than 30 employees from organisations working to deliver urgently needed aid to conflict-hit communities.
While Africa's rise in cases has declined due to a drop in South Africa, which accounts for most reported infections, many countries are at peak risk and the third wave is accelerating faster than before.
An estimated 1.14 million people in the Grand Sud are suffering from severe acute food insecurity, including nearly 14,000 people who are struggling to survive famine conditions.
"With COVID-19 adding yet another deadly threat, access to health care is among the most pressing humanitarian need everywhere in the country, regardless of political affiliation," said ICRC's Fillion.
Aggravated by climate change and land diversion, the “worst drought in 40 years” has driven thousands from their homes to seek refuge in Namibia as food and water grow increasingly scarce.
Already disrupted by years of instability, the Libyan healthcare system is further challenged with high rates of community transmission and is struggling to curb the rapid spread.
With drought causing a new hunger crisis, previous gains in women's empowerment are at risk of being lost if funding is not urgently increased and prioritised for local, women-led initiatives.
The effects of COVID-19, the worsening economy, the ongoing drought and the camp closures have compounded a crisis, resulting in Mosul remaining a shell-shocked city with destroyed infrastructure.