National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are at the forefront of the climate emergency: they help communities prepare for, respond to and recover from climate-related disasters.
Children who were affected by the massive earthquake in August are receiving free hot meals at school as part of an initiative by WFP to support the recovery of the most vulnerable communities.
FAO is supporting farmers and herders with seeds, fertilizer, cash and livelihood support to keep agricultural production going and to avoid widespread livelihood collapse in several regions.
FAO urgently requires $2.35 million to protect pastoralist assets through livestock treatment for 15 million animals and $1.8 million to feed 12,500 rural households in southern Somalia.
Due to worsening drought conditions, food insecurity will likely rise during the first half of 2022. Urgent action is needed now to safeguard livelihoods, save lives, and prevent possible starvation.
“Women, children and families are eating cactus or locusts to survive this drought and more than half a million children are acutely malnourished," said the UNHC for Madagascar.
Migrants attempting to cross the dangerous Darién Gap between Colombia and Panama continue to endure extreme violence at the hands of gangs. MSF is treating people who have survived the crossing.
Renewed international commitment is needed to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children by 2025 and to avoid more being pushed into this worst form of child labour as a consequence of COVID-19.
Climate projections show that Somalia is on the verge of a fourth consecutive failed rainfall season. The number of people needing assistance is forecast to rise by 30 per cent in 2022.
This immediate EU funding will support the IFRC and its national society, the Belarus Red Cross, to deliver much needed relief assistance, including food, hygiene kits, blankets, and first aid kits.