WFP is providing immediate relief to those directly affected by the blast through the delivery of 150,000 food parcels and has partnered with Caritas Lebanon to provide hot meals in soup kitchens.
“The lack of focus on migration-related issues means that the true number of migrant deaths is likely much higher,” said Frank Laczko, director of IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre.
The latest satellite data reveals the oil slick from the MV Wakashio now stretches across 27 kmsq along the east coast of Mauritius, from Blue Bay Marine Park to the tourist island of Ile aux Cerfs.
Save the Children warns that displaced populations do not have enough food, and lack health services, clean and safe water and hygiene materials as areas become increasingly cut off by violence.
Across three crisis-affected BAY states, 10.6 million people out of a total of 13 million – four in five – will need some form of aid in 2020 - a 49% increase in the numbers in need on last year.
With forecast below-average rainfall from October to December, food security outcomes are expected to deteriorate through at least early 2021 in Somalia, southern and southeastern Ethiopia.
The last time West Africa was hit by a locust invasion in 2003-05 it affected more than eight million people, caused severe food shortages that drove up market prices and conflict over limited resources.
Eight children under-five died in Al Hol camp within five days. The spike was recorded between 6 and 10 August, and is more than three times higher than the mortality rate since the beginning of 2020.
When we launched the new responsive ReliefWeb site in February, it was after extensive research and user surveys, backed up by analytics data detailing our users’ preferences and priorities.
For us, the substantial increase in mobile use warranted a tailored response - hence we set out to make ReliefWeb as flexible and speedy for mobile users as possible, while not forgetting desktop and tablet...