A yellow fever vaccination campaign targeting 700 000 people in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) and Oromia regions was conducted in November 2020, achieving 93% of the target.
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All people, even those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, must continue to physically distance, stay home as much as possible, wear a mask to protect themselves and their communities and thoroughly wash their hands.
The increase in planned reach is largely driven by the sharp increase in the number of people in acute food insecurity that require support and ongoing health needs as a result of COVID-19.
More than 24,000 people crossed Ubangui River into the DRC’s provinces of Bas Uele and North-Ubangui. At least 15,000 arrived in Ndu village after attacks on Damara and Bangassou on 2 and 3 January.
The latest IPC report shows around 2.64 million people (15% of the analysed population) are projected to be facing high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or 4) in the coming months.
With affected people having no access to basic health-care, and with limited sanitation, an increase in vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, waterborne diseases and diarrhoea could result.
Over the whole of 2020, the benchmark index which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, saw a 3.1 percent increase from 2019.
Nationwide, the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 40,000, with 1,355 deaths officially recorded. More than half the cases, or 20,338, are in north-west Syria and 8,100 in the north-east.
Thousands are at risk of serious hunger and malnutrition in Cabo Delgado as aid operations face shortages of $108 million and the number of people forced to leave their homes has risen to 565,000.
The IRC is working with the Sudanese authorities to roll out emergency services to meet additional needs in both Um Rakuba Camp and the Tenetba camp where 265 tents have been erected.
This year, civilians in Syria will have endured ten years of crisis. These two attacks so early in the new year serve as a tragic reminder of the price civilians across the country continue to pay.
Some 800 people crossed from Ethiopia's Tigray region into eastern Sudan in just the first few days of the new year. Since early November, more than 56,000 Ethiopian refugees have fled to Sudan.
In response to escalating crises in the Central Sahel, these new programmes will reach 300,000 children and youth impacted by displacement, conflict and COVID-19.
The attacks are the latest in a sharp deterioration in security linked to the electoral process, further complicating the already extremely limited access of thousands to essential medical care.
Armed groups mounted coordinated attacks on the villages of Tchamo-Bangou and Zaroumdareye, in Niger’s Tillaberi region near the border with Mali. Some injured were evacuated to Ouallam and Niamey.
Hundreds of people who were forced to leave their homes are accommodated in communal buildings and tents, while others are seeking shelter elsewhere in Croatia, increasing the risk of transmission.
Years of conflict, economic crisis, flooding and COVID-19 have resulted in more than 60% of the population facing food insecurity, with 1.7 million estimated to be battling emergency levels of hunger.
A situation report highlights that 2020 concludes with a total of 5.4 million Venezuelans exiled and identifies challenges that must be addressed in the next year.
Schools are closed until March in the coldest parts of Afghanistan where temperatures can plummet to -27C. This is a terrible blow because the classroom is often the only source of warmth for children.
With the recent heavy snowfalls and temperatures below freezing, up to 500 people stranded at the former camp face safety, health and protection risks. The structures still existing are unsafe.