At least 58 schools have been damaged in the district of Ratnapura alone. Because many schools have been used as evacuation centres, it could be a considerable period of time before some of them can re-open.
Hundreds of people were evacuated as a result of flooding after Tropical Cyclone Cook made landfall on Vanuatu. 6,000 people were temporarily evacuated after two earthquakes hit Philippines' Batangas province.
Nigeria, Chad and Niger account for three-quarters of the population facing severe food insecurity, in particular communities in north-western Chad, where those facing crisis levels of food insecurity has more than doubled.
Food shortages and weak purchasing power will limit food availability and access, particularly for the urban poor and for households with ill or deceased family members, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.