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.
Attacks against education, and killings, kidnappings and harassment of students and teachers are forcing schools to close, thereby pushing vulnerable children further to the margins.
Winter temperatures plunge to as low as -12.1 degrees centigrade in some Afghan provinces. Children sleeping outside without proper winter clothing or heating are at serious risk of hypothermia.
"We are witnessing a paradox not seen before in human history ... While billions of people have been effectively grounded by COVID-19, tens of millions have been displaced in their own countries."
UNHCR profoundly concerned by escalating risks faced by Afghans seeking to flee into neighbouring countries as the situation within Afghanistan continues to deteriorate.
The Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2021 states that, in just one year, and in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people living with hunger increased by 13.8 million.
MSF is distributing warm clothes and blankets to 3,000 families in 18 camps and installing tent flooring, roof isolation, and thermal insulation for 3,900 families.
Several people, including women and children, were killed and others injured in a violent incursion in the early hours of 28 November. This is the fourth attack on IDPs since 19 November in Ituri.
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...