Libya, Somalia, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen reported their highest numbers of deaths last month since the start of the pandemic. There are reports of health systems at risk of collapse.
This is the second attack targeting humanitarians in the past two months in northeast Nigeria, and the fourth attack on Damasak town and its surrounding area this year.
Most parts of the country are facing critical water shortages. We are facing widespread food insecurity, malnutrition, population displacement and disease. We need funding now to save lives.
"People fleeing violence have arrived in a place ill-equipped to receive them, with many sleeping in makeshift camps at a school and public basketball court in the city of Arauquita," said CARE.
Living conditions are dire, with thousands of people packed into about a dozen decrepit buildings. Hundreds more women and children sleep outside without any protection from the elements.
The rations will be reduced from this month and affect nearly 700,000 refugees and IDPs who will now receive 50% of a full ration, down from 70%. A full ration provides 2,100 kilocalories per person.
Surveys of nearly 16,200 households in 25 countries done between October and November 2020 showed that 42% of households had less to eat, while 44% reported a decline in the quality of their diets.
The fire destroyed homes, belongings, and important documents, including identification and data cards, that allow Rohingya refugees to work and access food and essential services in Cox’s Bazar.
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...