In response to a temporary shortage of IV fluids in the country, the WHO has procured and delivered 260 000 packs of various types of IV fluids to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
With the deadline to close camps just over six months away, urgency is mounting to find sustainable solutions for Dadaab refugees, who risk being deprived of the little aid they receive now, warns MSF.
Indonesian Red Cross said: “We are rushing more rescue vehicles, medical teams, water trucks and relief to the area, including food and shelter supplies to help in the coming days and weeks.”
By September, 161 million people were experiencing high acute food insecurity, of whom 45 million were facing imminent risk of starvation - a sharp rise compared with 155 million for the whole of 2020.
The violence comes against the backdrop of intercommunal clashes between farmers and herders as competition increases for dwindling resources, aggravated by the climate crisis.
The UN Refugee Agency is appealing for much more support amid acute and rising humanitarian needs for 3.5 million people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan – including 700,000 displaced in 2021.
This number is a significant increase from 235 million people a year ago. The UN and partner organizations aim to assist 183 million people across 63 countries, which will require $41 billion.
Escalating conflict, political and economic turmoil and COVID-19 have been devastating for children in Myanmar. Access to health and education is limited and millions of children risk going hungry.
This month, ReliefWeb officially turns 25 - of course, the lead-up to the launch of a data-driven website in 1996 was way more complicated, but also much easier in many respects, than a similar venture in today’s tech world. But once the idea had percolated, and seed funding had been secured, it was achieved in a mere nine months.
The motivation behind ReliefWeb’s inception was the huge numbers of...