Weeks of heavy rains and floods have affected 5 million people in 19 countries across West and Central Africa, killing hundreds, displacing tens of thousands and destroying many hectares of croplands.
Supplementary Appeal seeks additional funds to address immediate needs including protection, shelter, health, water and sanitation, and education for affected refugees and host communities.
In some areas, access to basic services such as treated water, hygiene and sanitation is virtually cut off, reinforcing the conditions conducive to the spread of cholera.
The report flags that impunity creates an enabling environment for torture to continue and explains the distrust of the population towards law enforcement officers and the justice system.
The number of people going hungry has soared by 45% since floods wreaked havoc across much of the country. An estimated 7,600 children in flood-hit areas are at risk from severe malnutrition.
The resurgence of cholera in violence-stricken Haiti after three years without a single reported case threatens the well-being and health of 1.2 million children in Port-au-Prince, UNICEF warns.
The number of displaced rose to 946,508 in the first half of 2022. As of September, the $36.7 million needed for UNHCR to deliver life-saving protection and assistance was only 60% funded.
FAO said the region's transformation needs to focus on outcomes that result in better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life for all - ensuring no one is left behind.
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