WHO is rolling out its early warning alert and response system (EWARS-in-a-Box) to rapidly detect priority epidemic-prone diseases and allow a quick response before they escalate.
Working in close coordination with the government and national disaster management agency, WFP intends to assist 1.7 million people requiring urgent food and nutrition support.
A year into Nicaragua’s political and social crisis, an estimated 62,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries, with the vast majority - some 55,500 - seeking refuge in Costa Rica.
Some 12,000 people displaced as a result of ethnic violence could benefit from the water and sanitation facilities built in Iyemba IDPs site in Central Gondar Zone of Amhara Region.
A skills programme promotes self-reliance and aims to transform the lives of rural women in south-eastern Bangladesh.
During the campaign, all residents of Chimanimani and Chipinge districts aged 12 months and older will receive the vaccine to protect them against cholera.
As of 10 April, there had been 11 active outbreaks and four deaths. Earlier this year, a campaign to vaccinate children across South Sudan was delayed due to a shortage of vaccines and funding.
The appeal seeks USD $17 million to cover activities at global, regional and country level in Bangladesh, Burundi, DRC, Myanmar, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and for the Venezuela crisis.
UNHCR has transferred refugees from Abusliem detention centre in the conflict area. The aid community is still trying to ensure safe passage for civilians and medical supplies and services.
One month after Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, affected children are showing signs of severe psychological stress, including bedwetting, nightmares and anxiety, Save the Children warned.