Almost half the population – 4.8 million people – are severely food insecure. That’s 1.4 million more than the same time a year ago. It’s projected to get even worse in 2018, with an estimated 5.1 million people set to go hungry.
UNICEF and partners continue with a multi-sectoral response to contain the new outbreak in Panyijiar county where 78 per cent of the cases reported are under five, with none having been vaccinated previously.
About 136 million people across the world need humanitarian aid and protection due to protracted conflicts, disasters, epidemics and displacement. This funding will target 91 million of the most vulnerable.