“This new funding will help humanitarian agencies get supplies and staff in place as soon as humanly possible to avert the worst, but it is not enough,” said the UN humanitarian chief.
Donors should be more precise and more realistic about what they are trying to achieve in Afghanistan, according to Refugees International.
Nearly 30,000 families have been affected, and at least 91 people killed, a figure expected to rise, with many more injured or missing. Casualties and destruction figures are expected to rise further.
The number of food-insecure will continue to climb and the severity of hunger will deepen if the October to December rains fail and the most vulnerable people do not receive humanitarian relief.
Irregular migration has increased by 85% in Panama, 689% in Honduras, and 108% in Mexico. If this trend continues in the coming months, about 500,000 people will require humanitarian assistance.
Reconstruction, which has been delayed by insecurity and lack of funds, may take years to complete. Of the 1,250 schools that were destroyed or damaged, the majority still have not been rebuilt.
WFP will run out of food by October, leaving vulnerable families who are dependent on food aid at risk of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiency, susceptibility to diseases and protection risks.
Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, the global aid community launches the #ItTakesAVillage campaign to pay tribute to those who dedicate their lives to helping others.
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