More than 77,000 displaced people -Nigerian refugees and Nigerien returnees - have exhausted the resources of host communities. Immediate humanitarian assistance is required.
There are concerns that MINUSCA, like other peacekeeping missions, has too many things on its priority list, of which the protection of civilians is only one of many.
A large number of subsistence farmers in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua have suffered partial or total loss of their crops and livestock and are in need of assistance.
Alert level 3 remains in effect for the Philippines' Mayon Volcano, as heavy rains from Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (known locally as Mario) are hampering ongoing evacuation efforts.