Conflict in northern Ethiopia is escalating, causing large-scale displacement. Children are being separated from their families, going hungry and desperate to return to school, warns Plan Int'l.
Newly reported cases fell by 20% in the week to 16 January, while deaths dropped by 8%. If the trend continues, the surge in deaths will also be the shortest reported so far during this pandemic.
Assessments to determine the effect of ashfall on crops along with saltwater intrusion and potential acid rain, as well as the availability of safe water, are all underway.
This new escalation of conflict has worsened the humanitarian and security situation at the IDP sites in the area while increasing the vulnerability and isolation of people, warns MSF.
A new study shows that funding for child protection in the world’s worst crises dropped from 42% of the amount required in 2019 to 24% in 2020, leaving millions of children without access to services.
“This crisis response remains severely underfunded. This year, we’ve only received a fraction of the funding needed to prepare people for the winter and protect them against the cold," says CARE.
MSF will focus on supporting health facilities, running mobile clinics in isolated areas, facilitating referrals of critical patients, and distributing essential relief and medical materials.
Water supplies for tens of thousands of people on the island have been compromised by layers of thick ash and salt water following the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
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...