As the situation deteriorates, women and girls face increased vulnerability to external threats. Female-headed households will be particularly vulnerable to crop failure and livestock needs.
The COVID-19 Flash Appeal focuses on the critical needs of millions in dire humanitarian conditions, while the Rapid Response Plan for Cabo Delgado will prioritize those affected by increasing violence.
A total of 20.5 million people need WASH services compared with 17.8 million in 2019. An estimated $1.35 billion in funding was pledged – just over half (56 percent) of the $2.41 billion requested.
The cyclone made landfall in India on 20 May, and then entered Bangladesh with wind speeds of up to 150 kmph that caused huge devastation in 26 districts across the country.
This fundraising effort is an essential step to provide aid to more than five million refugees and migrants from Venezuela living in the region in the middle of the coronavirus crisis.
On average annually, 350,000-400,000 children under-five with severe acute malnutrition are admitted for treatment. New estimates show this figure may increase to 530,000 due to COVID-19.
Afghanistan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are among the top 10 countries in the world with the worst food crises by number of people in crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) with nearly 40 million suffering.
The tropical storm has left heavy rain, floods and landslides in its path through El Salvador, causing the deaths of at least 14 people and putting thousands of families at risk throughout the territory.
On 7 May 2020, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs launched a revised COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan to include another nine vulnerable countries - Benin, Djibouti, Liberia, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Togo and Zimbabwe - and calling for US$6.7 billion. So far it has raised almost $1 billion. The original GHRP, released on 25 March 2020,...