Of the 20 countries most vulnerable to climate change, 13 already received sizable international humanitarian aid last year, and almost all are experiencing violence, instability or armed conflict.
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More than 175,000 people have been affected by the cyclone in Mozambique, and 8,000 houses destroyed, damaged, or flooded. Six people are confirmed dead since Eloise made landfall on Saturday.
Save the Children is calling for a concerted and immediate global response in 2021 to ensure last year's setbacks do not permanently impact on an entire generation for years to come.
A total of $50.2 million has been made available, leaving a gap of $14.2 million to reach the full food-insecure population of 2.6 million in 28 districts and four cities during the lean season.
About 8.3 million South Sudanese are estimated to need help in 2021, an 800,000 increase in absolute numbers from 7.5 million in 2020. The increase is largely driven by rising food insecurity.
A €4.5 million contribution from the EU has enabled the WFP to provide support to vulnerable people in four areas of Niger which are reeling from climate change, conflict and the impact of COVID-19.
One million deaths represent nearly half of the world's total deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic. "It is the equivalent of losing half the population of Havana or Quito" - IFRC
An estimated 1.44 million refugees are in urgent need of resettlement globally, but only 22,770 were resettled through UNHCR - the lowest numbers the agency has witnessed in almost two decades.
IFRC Secretary General, Jagan Chapagain, said the expansion of DREF was part of broader efforts to adapt Red Cross emergency responses to the increased crisis-caseload caused by climate change.
More than 22,000 people have lost their temporary homes as heavy rains, flooding and snow destroyed 4,000 tents at camps in northwest Syria. One child has died and three people were injured.
More than 5,000 houses have been destroyed, damaged or flooded and almost 137,000 hectares of crops have been inundated according to the preliminary data. These numbers could rise in the days ahead.
More than 2.4 million children in Syria are out of school and the number has likely increased due to the impact of the pandemic. One in three schools is in ruins or being used for military purposes.
Las áreas golpeadas por los huracanes también son las afectadas por algunos de los niveles más altos de violencia y pobreza en el mundo incluso antes de la pandemia.
The intercommunal clashes, which started on 15 January in West Darfur and spread to South Darfur, have killed 250 people – including three humanitarian workers – and displaced more than 100,000.
Many IDPs lack basic shelter and are sleeping under open skies. They are in urgent need of shelter, water, as well as access to health and proper sanitation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Even looking beyond the pandemic, life in the camps shows no signs of improving, with efforts to relocate some refugees to address the overcrowding to Bhasan Char, an island, adding to the uneasiness.
The recent rise in violence among the camp population jeopardizes the ability for the humanitarian partners to continue to safely deliver critical humanitarian assistance to residents.
After a fire destroyed the temporary emergency camp in northwest Bosnia on December 23, 2020, hundreds are housed in tents that do not meet basic humane housing conditions, it said.
While UNHCR regained access to Adi Harush and Mai Aini camps, it has not yet had any access to Shimelba and Hitsats. The Eritrean refugees in those camps have been without any aid for many weeks.
The tragic sinking, the first of 2021 in the Central Mediterranean, resulted in at least 43 deaths. Survivors were provided with emergency assistance, including food, water and medical screenings.