The UN World Food Programme Executive Director, David Beasley, has called on world leaders to make food security a reality for all and to build a stronger, healthier planet through better food systems
COVID is spreading in Northwest Syria at an alarming rate, with over 1,000 cases confirmed daily, the highest ever recorded. Approximately 11% of newly registered cases live in overcrowded IDP camps.
UN migration agency is extremely concerned about a sharp increase in the deaths and disappearances at sea of migrants trying to reach the Canary Islands along the West African coast.
This reduction will only enable WFP to stretch the remaining food and cash until December 2021, after which food assistance to all refugees will stop completely if further funds are not received.
“When children and families are sent back without adequate protection, they find themselves even more vulnerable to violence, poverty and displacement," said UNICEF.
Medicines, medical supplies and fuel are running out in Afghanistan. Cold chains are compromised. Essential health-care workers are not being paid, said Martin Griffiths, UN humanitarian chief.
The Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems and the School Meals Coalition aim to ensure healthy diets are available and affordable to all, especially the malnourished and those in vulnerable situations.
Children under two are not getting the food or nutrients they need to grow well, leading to irreversible developmental harm as pandemic disrupts essential services, driving more families into poverty.
On the 25th anniversary of ReliefWeb, I am proud that I was part of the design team back in 1996. Thinking back on those days, I am amazed by how much has changed in the past quarter-century. In 1996, something called electronic mail and the World Wide Web were just starting to be used in the work environment. Humanitarian information products, such as SitReps, appeals, maps, and assessments,...