African countries top the Norwegian Refugee Council's list for a third year in a row. The list is based on three criteria: lack of funding, dearth of media attention, and political and diplomatic neglect.
With over 300,000 displaced, many are living in informal sites without access to clean water, causing concern about deteriorating health leading to cases of severe malnutrition, measles or cholera epidemics.
With around 13 million people in need of assistance, the humanitarian crisis in the country will only worsen if violence is not brought under control and there is no political transition, the UN relief chief warns.
Children are the most vulnerable when conflict or disaster causes the collapse of essential services such as healthcare, water and sanitation. Almost one in four children now lives in a country affected by conflict or disaster.
US$1.68 billion urgently needed in 2018 to reach 13.1 million people in acute need, of whom 4.3 million internally displaced, 7.7 million food insecure and 2.2 million children suffering from malnutrition.