Humanitarian needs remain high. The number of people in IPC 4 (Emergency) has grown tenfold from 83,000 people in January 2017 to 866,000 in January 2018. Overall, more than 6.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, 3.3 million of these require urgent life-saving assistance. Nearly 1.2 million children are projected to be malnourished and approximately 232,000 of these will face life-threatening severe acute malnutrition. Internal displacement has doubled to above 2.1 million people. On 17 January, humanitarians presented the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan seeking US$1.6 billion to provide life-saving and protection assistance to 5.4 million people. The Response Plan is an extension of last year’s famine prevention efforts. Resources are needed urgently to enable humanitarian partners to sustain famine prevention efforts in 2018.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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