Hostilities in Yemen’s Ma'rib governorate have led to the displacement of at least 9,000 people in recent weeks, bringing the total number in that part of the country to more than 117,000.
More than 200 community members will receive skill development and livelihoods support; it will encourage the trained beneficiaries to conduct their own training sessions for other community members.
The people displaced in and around Ag Geneina are using public buildings, including 32 schools, which has disrupted learning for 58,000 children. An urgent solution is needed to decongest the sites.
Due to the loss or reduced capacity of men, many Syrian women are now the sole breadwinners for their families, bearing the full burden of providing for them with limited livelihood opportunities.
An Oxygen Emergency Taskforce has been launched to secure oxygen supplies and technical support. It requires US$90 million in immediate funding to meet urgent needs in up to 20 countries.
At least 26 schools across the country are still occupied by armed groups and 999 are non-operational as a result of fighting. Half the country’s children are out of school because of conflict.
“We are past the stage of early warning - this emergency demands urgent action. An increased humanitarian response will be needed ... to prevent another wave of displacement and death," said NRC.
As part of El Salvador’s commitment to maintaining zero cases, national budgeting for malaria has been and will be preserved, even through the pandemic. In turn, no indigenous cases have been reported since 2017.
After the “annus horribilis” that was 2020, everyone at ReliefWeb would like to wish all our users a brighter, healthier and happier 2021!
Last year was notably positive in one aspect, however: our user numbers topped a record-breaking 15 million! The 2019 figure of 10.8 million was in itself a record, so every COVID-19 cloud has a silver lining indeed.
On another positive note, this year marks our...