The agreement will expand the assistance already provided to 170,000 people through cash. Since the beginning of April, WFP has transferred nearly $11 million in local currency.
Excess mortality is calculated as the difference between the number of deaths that have occurred and the number that would be expected in the absence of the pandemic based on data from earlier years.
Spiralling inflation has forced people to devise survival strategies such as eating less, selling fuel aid to buy food, burning old shoes to keep warm and skipping urgent medical procedures, says NRC.
This funding needs to reach frontline responders in a timely manner both in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries. We urge donors to simplify administrative procedures for local partners and INGOs.
Since November 2021, parts of the Amazonas have faced two devastating earthquakes and extreme rainfall, which triggered a series of landslides and severe flooding, affecting more than 10,000 people.
UNICEF's education response integrates mental health and psychosocial support, as well as explosive ordnance risk education (EORE), targeting children who are most at risk.
Conflict, weather extremes and economic shocks were drivers behind the rising acute food insecurity in 2021. A shift towards better prevention, anticipation and targeting is needed to address food crises.
A new report by the WHO Regional Office for Europe finds that immigration detention can have a severe impact on migrants' health, especially mental health, during and after release from detention.
All one million children receiving free school meals in Sri Lanka – or one in four students – could go hungry after government funding was cut as food prices skyrocketed, Save the Children warns.
From January to mid-April, Niger registered more than 36,000 new arrivals from Nigeria, Mali and Burkina Faso - an average of more than 2,500 new arrivals every week - for a total of 360,000 refugees.