Recurring local emergencies, the impacts of the pandemic on the capacity of emergency assistance, and the growing food insecurity in the region are all cause for concern today and in the near future.
More than 20 million people are food-insecure with 13 million requiring WFP aid to meet daily needs. Another three million are at risk of worsening hunger as COVID-19 sweeps unchecked across Yemen.
About 14.6 million new internal displacements were recorded across 127 countries and territories between January and June 2020, according to a new report by Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.
IOM is assisting unaccompanied children and other vulnerable people who are deemed eligible by the authorities for transfer from the islands to mainland Greece and relocation to other European states.
Eighty new cases were recorded on 14 September alone, the highest one-day total since early July. Furthermore, testing has remained limited, which raises doubts about the true number of infections.
"Serious questions have been raised whether these children, and growing numbers of others, are being caught in the crossfire of war, or being deliberately targeted," UN Human Rights expert said.
The International Rescue Committee has been responding to COVID-19 as well as the two outbreaks and is now calling for a rapid increase in funding to scale up its response and mitigate disease spread.
All pre-existing inequalities are made worse by COVID-19. Its impact on young women, who face unique vulnerabilities, needs to be acknowledged; it is their experiences this research seeks to understand.
We don’t usually report back on ReliefWeb’s six-month performance indicators, but then again, these are not normal times. Thanks to the flood of information surrounding COVID-19 and the number of sources producing reports, analyses, infographics, manuals and guidelines, we have been inundated over the first six months of the year, with June proving to be the busiest time in terms of volume, even...