Nearly half a million children die each year from diarrhoeal illness. But major health gains are possible if decision-makers coordinate, integrate and invest in child health and water, sanitation and hygiene measures.
In 2017, conflict continued to be the primary driver of food insecurity in 18 countries, while climate disasters were also major triggers of food crises in 23 countries, reveals the new Report on Food Crises.
An estimated 30 million people have been affected by flooding in India. At the height of the emergency, 1.1 million people were hosted in 3,271 camps. People have begun to return home as water levels are dropping.
The funds will go towards immediate humanitarian assistance comprising health, WASH, food security, nutrition, shelter, livelihood, protection, education and early recovery support for the coming six months.
A woman affected by the floods wade through the waist-deep water in search of clean water. The floods have affected large parts of the country, submerging water sources and making it difficult for communities to find safe drinking water. Bangladesh 2017
@ Aminul Shawon/Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
Red Cross and Red Crescent operations appeal for support to meet growing needs as fears rise for villages stranded by flood waters in large areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India.