Almost 3.5 million people face severe food insecurity. A total of 2.6 million people are affected by shortage of water while the drought forced 111,000 people to flee their homes in 2021.
A report of IRC, DRC and NRC finds that lack of political will and leadership is challenging the achievement of more equitable and predictable responses to forced displacement.
Amhara - the frontline of the conflict - has seen the largest jump in numbers, with 3.7 million now urgently needing aid. More than 80% (7.8 million) of people needing help are behind battle lines.
Save the Children, DRC and NRC have had to temporarily cut or suspend activities since fighting escalated at the weekend. More than 320,000 people in Djugu territory are now at risk of being cut off.
"UNICEF is ready to scale up its efforts with governments, UN organisations, and EU institutions to provide urgent humanitarian support and protection to children on the move.”
UNITAMS warns of significant rise in tribal and intercommunal violence as reports indicate that scores of people were killed and injured in fighting on 17 and 19 November.
The governorate’s 137 displacement sites saw a nearly ten-fold increase in new arrivals since September as active frontlines have shifted in the past two months more than any time this year.
Analysis of data reported from 25 countries finds that since March 2021, 1.3 million health workers were fully vaccinated, with just six countries reaching more than 90%.
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...