The fire broke out during a family gathering among displaced Syrian camp residents. At least 20 people remain in hospital, with six reported to be in critical condition.
Hostilities in Yemen’s Ma'rib governorate have led to the displacement of at least 9,000 people in recent weeks, bringing the total number in that part of the country to more than 117,000.
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit the country on February 17 resulting in more than 400 houses seriously damaged. The urgent needs of the quake-affected people are tents, blankets, and ground sheets.
More than 200 community members will receive skill development and livelihoods support; it will encourage the trained beneficiaries to conduct their own training sessions for other community members.
“Three million people in the region are in urgent need of food assistance,” said WFP's Steven Were Omamo. “For WFP to contribute to meeting their needs, funds are needed now."
Due to the loss or reduced capacity of men, many Syrian women are now the sole breadwinners for their families, bearing the full burden of providing for them with limited livelihood opportunities.
The people displaced in and around Ag Geneina are using public buildings, including 32 schools, which has disrupted learning for 58,000 children. An urgent solution is needed to decongest the sites.
An Oxygen Emergency Taskforce has been launched to secure oxygen supplies and technical support. It requires US$90 million in immediate funding to meet urgent needs in up to 20 countries.
As part of El Salvador’s commitment to maintaining zero cases, national budgeting for malaria has been and will be preserved, even through the pandemic. In turn, no indigenous cases have been reported since 2017.
One in two schoolchildren, or 388 million worldwide, was receiving school meals when the pandemic struck, the highest number in history. By April 2020, 199 countries had closed their schools, says WFP.