Restarting polio vaccination now is crucial for preventing any significant resurgence of polio within the country and mitigating the risk of cross-border and international transmission.
For a country in such an unstable condition, the compounded effects of climate change and conflict have devastating consequences for already vulnerable populations.
With growing conflict and instability, economic collapse and the aid operation running out of money, more than everything else Yemen needs a political solution to end the war.
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.
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.
Hand hygiene cannot be viewed as a temporary provision to manage COVID-19. Further long-term investment in water, sanitation, and hygiene can help prevent the next health crisis from coming.
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.
While many injured in the earthquake continue their treatment, medical needs have increased in the affected areas due to the destruction of homes, health facilities, and other infrastructure.
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...