Current estimates indicate that 25,000 people may contract the disease in 2016, while 1.35 million people could be indirectly affected, and would need support.
An estimated 120,000 people are trapped in northern rural Homs after supply roads were cut in mid-January. Humanitarians have been unable to deliver aid since October 2015.
The first UN convoy carrying aid to civilians fleeing clashes in Sudan's Darfur has reached a peacekeeping base where up to 23,000 people have taken shelter, the UN said Thursday.
Agencies warn that funding will only last until April and seek immediate support to ensure 50,000 Malian refugees in Mauritania’s Mberra camp continue to receive life-saving assistance.