Top immediate priorities are adequate food, clean drinking water and shelter, and to address protection concerns. One month on, the Humanitarian Needs and Priorities Plan is 39 per cent funded.
After weeks of volcanic activity, the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano erupted violently, which generated a 1.2-metre tsunami that crashed ashore in coastal areas of Tonga’s capital.
Internal displacement has increased tenfold since 2013, from 217,000 to 2.1 million by late 2021. The number of refugees in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger now stands at 410,000.
COVID-19 vaccination programmes, the climate crisis and the impact of digital technologies, autonomous weapons and cyber operations require attention from a broad spectrum of partners.
Stocks of nutritionally fortified food for the treatment of malnourished children and women are now exhausted, and the last of WFP’s cereals, pulses and oil will be distributed next week.
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.
Funding is the biggest constraint but is far from being the only one. Humanitarian access and security also remain challenges, the Acting Deputy ERC warned the UN Security Council.
The Lebanese pound has lost more than 15% of its value since the start of 2022, pushing desperate families already struggling to afford food, electricity and fuel deeper into poverty.
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...