The number of food-insecure people in East Africa is estimated to increase this year to more than 41 million as a result of COVID-19, including 14 million who are estimated to live in urban areas.
Up to 200,000 Yazidis are still displaced. Some are still facing harsh conditions on Mount Sinjar, where they fled to escape, while the majority live in camps for internally displaced persons in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The coalition, launched by the Government of Italy and led by FAO, is a multi-stakeholder mechanism that aims to mobilize assistance in support of countries affected by the current crisis.
More than 2.6 million Bangladeshis and some 860,000 Rohingya refugees live in Cox’s Bazar district. They are at their most vulnerable today, facing COVID-19 and the perils of the monsoon season.
For example, in Somalia, 32% of those tested are positive - in contrast to 3% in Germany - indicating that a huge proportion of COVID cases are going undetected, leaving the pandemic to spread freely.
The official figures could be the tip of the iceberg because testing is so scarce. For those living in camps, it can be impossible to socially distance or to access clean water, warns World Vision.
WFP projections indicate that by year’s end, the number of food-insecure Zimbabweans will have surged by almost 50% to touch 8.6 million, owing to the drought, economic recession and the pandemic.
América Latina y el Caribe verán un aumento de un 269% en el número de personas que enfrentan inseguridad alimentaria severa llevando el total de 16 millones de personas que no saben de dónde vendrá su próxima comida en los próximos meses.
Latin America and the Caribbean are set to see a 269% rise in the number of people facing severe food insecurity bringing the total to 16 million people not knowing where their next meal is coming from in coming months.
A joint analysis of WHO and UNICEF country offices shows that by end-June, an estimated 108,000 under-one-year-olds in Somalia might have missed out on their first dose of measles vaccines.