The assistance targets IDPs, refugees, returnees, and vulnerable families from July to September – the lean season - when stocks are low between harvests and families struggle to survive with little food.
The new arrivals had been part of a group of about 45,000 people who had attempted to flee towards the Ugandan border shortly after deadly clashes erupted between armed militia groups in Ituri in May.
Pastureland is disappearing fast due to climate change around Lake Chad. Plus, recent measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are preventing herders from accessing livestock markets.
More climate finance has to support women’s organisations that are already doing this work in their communities – we cannot face the climate crisis if we continue to leave them behind, says CARE.
Although the coronavirus has been slow to take hold on the continent, hotspots have emerged with a scale and depth of financial shock forcing many families to resort to child labour to meet basic needs.
There is growing concern that the health emergency caused by the virus could worsen with the arrival of the southern winter, the South American flu season, and the hurricane season in the Caribbean.
The ICRC calls on all parties to the armed conflict and all those involved in the violence to show restraint, in particular with regard to individuals they have arrested or captured.
Healthcare for children in war-torn Yemen has been further devastated by a combination of funding cuts and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Save the Children has warned.
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...