UNHCR is saddened to report that the list of more than 200 fatalities of the deadly and destructive explosion which rocked Beirut on 4 August also includes at least 34 reported refugee victims so far.
A new coalition has announced it has begun delivering nearly 60 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to countries across sub-Saharan Africa in the initiative’s first round.
The supplies include blankets, hygiene kits, mosquito nets and solar LED lamps, tents and tarpaulins. These are being distributed to 1,500 families displaced in conflict-hit areas of Ituri province.
Campaign to "respect and protect" those essential workers aims to prevent stigma while fostering respect and support for those working on the front line of the emergency.
Many of the newly displaced are now living in overcrowded, makeshift shelters constructed from old clothes, plastic bags, cardboard and sticks in already dire IDP sites.
Lebanon imports nearly 85 percent of its food, largely through the Port of Beirut. Grain silos with the capacity to hold 120,000 metric tons have mostly been destroyed.
Half of Bangladesh is under water, leaving nearly one million families stranded. Flooding and landslides in Nepal have left 200 people dead or missing. In India, almost 12 million people are affected.
With escalating inter-communal conflict and recent economic shocks associated with COVID-19, emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes are widespread at the July/August peak of the lean season.
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...