Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse outcomes are expected through at least May 2021 across much of the region. South Sudan and Yemen remain among the worst food insecurity emergencies globally.
Save the Children is calling for a concerted and immediate global response in 2021 to ensure last year's setbacks do not permanently impact on an entire generation for years to come.
More than 175,000 people have been affected by the cyclone in Mozambique, and 8,000 houses destroyed, damaged, or flooded. Six people are confirmed dead since Eloise made landfall on Saturday.
About 8.3 million South Sudanese are estimated to need help in 2021, an 800,000 increase in absolute numbers from 7.5 million in 2020. The increase is largely driven by rising food insecurity.
A total of $50.2 million has been made available, leaving a gap of $14.2 million to reach the full food-insecure population of 2.6 million in 28 districts and four cities during the lean season.
IFRC Secretary General, Jagan Chapagain, said the expansion of DREF was part of broader efforts to adapt Red Cross emergency responses to the increased crisis-caseload caused by climate change.
One million deaths represent nearly half of the world's total deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic. "It is the equivalent of losing half the population of Havana or Quito" - IFRC
Of the 20 countries most vulnerable to climate change, 13 already received sizable international humanitarian aid last year, and almost all are experiencing violence, instability or armed conflict.
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...