Water supplies for tens of thousands of people on the island have been compromised by layers of thick ash and salt water following the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
The 2022 budget proposal comes as UNRWA confronts a chronic funding shortfall that undermines its effort to provide humanitarian and development support to some of the world’s most vulnerable refugees.
As the conflict in northern Ethiopia continues to evolve, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, putting enormous strain on the region’s health-care system and medical staff.
“This crisis response remains severely underfunded. This year, we’ve only received a fraction of the funding needed to prepare people for the winter and protect them against the cold," says CARE.
MSF will focus on supporting health facilities, running mobile clinics in isolated areas, facilitating referrals of critical patients, and distributing essential relief and medical materials.
This attack comes amid an escalation in violence across the country, where the last three months of 2021 recorded a 60 per cent increase in civilian casualties compared to the previous quarter.
FAO says $138 million is urgently needed to assist 1.5 million vulnerable people in rural communities in the Horn of Africa whose fields and pastures have been hard hit by an extended drought.
The announcement follows the recent launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview, which predicts that this year 274 million people will need humanitarian assistance, the highest number in decades.
This month, ReliefWeb officially turns 25 - of course, the lead-up to the launch of a data-driven website in 1996 was way more complicated, but also much easier in many respects, than a similar venture in today’s tech world. But once the idea had percolated, and seed funding had been secured, it was achieved in a mere nine months.
The motivation behind ReliefWeb’s inception was the huge numbers of...