The last time West Africa was hit by a locust invasion in 2003-05 it affected more than eight million people, caused severe food shortages that drove up market prices and conflict over limited resources.
Most of the more than 200,000 Palestine refugees live below the poverty line, with their situation made worse by the economic crisis and restrictive measures triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Campaign to "respect and protect" those essential workers aims to prevent stigma while fostering respect and support for those working on the front line of the emergency.
A new coalition has announced it has begun delivering nearly 60 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to countries across sub-Saharan Africa in the initiative’s first round.
Child vaccination drives, including polio campaigns, were halted in both Afghanistan and Pakistan in March 2020. As a result, reported polio cases have reached 34 in Afghanistan and 63 in Pakistan.
Since the end of July, at least 2,500 people have crossed the border while ethnic-related unrest has affected an estimated 20,000 people within Western Darfur, mostly women and children.
Half of Bangladesh is under water, leaving nearly one million families stranded. Flooding and landslides in Nepal have left 200 people dead or missing. In India, almost 12 million people are affected.
With escalating inter-communal conflict and recent economic shocks associated with COVID-19, emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes are widespread at the July/August peak of the lean season.
When we launched the new responsive ReliefWeb site in February, it was after extensive research and user surveys, backed up by analytics data detailing our users’ preferences and priorities.
For us, the substantial increase in mobile use warranted a tailored response - hence we set out to make ReliefWeb as flexible and speedy for mobile users as possible, while not forgetting desktop and tablet...