In Kabul, nearly 50,000 Afghans displaced from other parts of the country by recent fighting are desperate to receive aid before winter sets in. UNHCR and other agencies are distributing aid.
Families of missing migrants have little visibility and often lack access to adequate services. IOM documents community-wide, multi-generational trauma of unresolved disappearances in four countries.
If at least US$ 55 million is not received in a matter of weeks, WFP will have no choice but to cut food rations and reduce the number of people it serves as early as November.
The situation has limited the delivery of life-saving aid and prevented the sick and wounded from receiving medical care, while the provision of basic commodities has become difficult and dangerous.
Conflict, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic— three of the most powerful and toxic forces driving hunger—threaten to wipe out any progress that has been made against hunger in recent years.
According to the Lebanese Red Cross, at least six people have been killed and dozens injured in deadly shootings south of the city. Images shared show terrified children hiding in the corridors of schools.
Many vulnerable asylum-seekers and refugees have lost their homes, possessions, and livelihoods in the ongoing crackdown, and say they now have no safe place to go in Tripoli.
COVID-19 detection in Africa has focused on people reporting to health facilities with symptoms leading to large-scale under-reporting given the high percentage of asymptomatic cases on the continent.
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...