According to the Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2021, 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, reaching a total of 59.7 million people.
The number of people who received assistance and protection services during the first nine months of 2021 is already more than 1.5 million – the highest level since 2017.
The analysis also revealed that 337 million children were living near armed groups and government forces that recruit children, a threefold increase from three decades ago (99 million in 1990).
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.
While we fully condemn the actions of Belarus, we urge a response from the EU and all relevant European and international organisations that is in line with EU and international legal obligations.
The governorate’s 137 displacement sites saw a nearly ten-fold increase in new arrivals since September as active frontlines have shifted in the past two months more than any time this year.
"The COVID-19 pandemic is not over, yet two years on we are still overly reactive and uncoordinated ... Vaccine, data and knowledge equity are key to protecting the global population," said IFRC.
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...