While the prevalence of GBV is unknown, the estimates are shocking. From February to April 2021, health facilities registered more than 1,000 cases and, in July alone, reported 2,204 cases in Tigray.
By September, 161 million people were experiencing high acute food insecurity, of whom 45 million were facing imminent risk of starvation - a sharp rise compared with 155 million for the whole of 2020.
The UN Refugee Agency is appealing for much more support amid acute and rising humanitarian needs for 3.5 million people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan – including 700,000 displaced in 2021.
Insufficient warning and a lack of assistive devices make it harder for people with disabilities to flee violence. Those who do manage to escape are exposed to threats but often excluded from support.
The violence comes against the backdrop of intercommunal clashes between farmers and herders as competition increases for dwindling resources, aggravated by the climate crisis.
Escalating conflict, political and economic turmoil and COVID-19 have been devastating for children in Myanmar. Access to health and education is limited and millions of children risk going hungry.
This number is a significant increase from 235 million people a year ago. The UN and partner organizations aim to assist 183 million people across 63 countries, which will require $41 billion.
In Africa, the Omicron variant has now been detected in four countries, with Ghana and Nigeria becoming the first West African countries and the latest on the continent to report the new variant.
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...