Families struggle to access basic needs as the economic meltdown, paired with hyperinflation and shortages of fuel, electricity and medicines, pushes a growing number of people to the brink.
The IDPs, many of whom have been forced to sleep in the open without hygiene facilities, are being moved to Sabacare 4 relocation site in Mekelle, the capital of Tigray, the epicentre of the conflict.
The COVID-19 emergency tops the list of UNHCR's top-10 underfunded situations in 2021. Only one-third of the budgeted requirement of US$924 million has been received.
Learners are being cut off from education and other vital benefits schools provide as families remain fearful of sending children back to classrooms due to the spate of school attacks and abductions.
COVID-19 and climate extremes created compound impacts and reduced resilience to future shocks. Since the beginning of the pandemic, climate-related disasters have killed at least 17,242 people.
“Children in Haiti are still struggling to come to terms with the aftermath of an earthquake that caused their homes, schools, health facilities and entire communities to crumble,” said UNICEF.
Armed groups, some unidentified, have killed at least 672 civilians, while security forces have killed 67, in Ituri and North Kivu, between the start of martial law on May 6 and September 10.
Schools are now fully open in 117 countries, with a combined learner population of 539 million, ranging from pre-primary to secondary levels. This represents 35% of the total student population.
On the 25th anniversary of ReliefWeb, I am proud that I was part of the design team back in 1996. Thinking back on those days, I am amazed by how much has changed in the past quarter-century. In 1996, something called electronic mail and the World Wide Web were just starting to be used in the work environment. Humanitarian information products, such as SitReps, appeals, maps, and assessments,...