Source: Save the Children |

‘No End in Sight’ as Renewed Violence in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Sparks Year-high Number of Children to Flee

At least 53 people were killed in the districts of Ancuabe, Metuge, Mecufi, Meluco, Chiure and Nampula in renewed violence across the northern province

Nearly 30,000 children fled a new wave of violence in Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique in June, the highest number of children uprooted in a single month in the past year, Save the Children said today. At least 53 people were killed in the districts of Ancuabe, Metuge, Mecufi, Meluco, Chiure and…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

United States provides US$9 million to WFP to help feed refugees in Tanzania

WFP Tanzania has faced significant funding shortfalls since 2020 when rations had to be reduced to 68 percent of the minimum required needs

Today the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing US$9 million in critical food assistance to bring immediate relief to the most vulnerable people in Tanzania. This new contribution will allow USAID’s partner, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to provide life-saving food assistance…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Displaced People Receive Emergency Shelter Materials in South Darfur

The Emergency Rapid Response Mechanism (ERRM) allows the SHF to respond quickly to emergencies through partners already active on the ground

The Emergency Rapid Response Mechanism (ERRM) of the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is implemented through unearmarked funds included in ongoing projects that can be accessed in the event of a rapid-onset emergency. The mechanism allows the SHF to respond quickly to emergencies through partners already active on the ground. These…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Drought in the Horn of Africa: FAO appeals for $172 million to help avert famine and humanitarian catastrophe

Rapid Response and Mitigation Plan focuses on four epicentres: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

With the increasing risk of famine in the Horn of Africa due to severe and prolonged drought conditions, urgent life-saving and livelihood assistance is needed to avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today. As the peak of the crisis fast approaches,…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Uganda contributes nearly $10 million to South-South Cooperation project with FAO and China

Investment in Phase III a vote of confidence and endorsement of success achieved so far

Uganda is contributing nearly $10 million to the latest phase of a South-South Cooperation project focused on crop and animal production with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Chinese government after the first two phases yielded dramatic results, including a quadrupling of rice production…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Sudan: New Deadly Attacks in West Darfur

Strengthen Public Reporting on Individuals, Entities Committing Abuses

New attacks by armed Arab assailants on civilians in west Darfur since April 2022 have left hundreds dead, thousands displaced, and hundreds of civilian homes scorched, and property looted, Human Rights Watch said today. The large-scale violence has been carried out particularly against civilians in Kerenik and Kulbus. It underscores…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Tigray: Time is running out to avert worrying levels of food insecurity

Farmers need urgent support to plant in the coming weeks

Farmers in parts of northern Ethiopia are in serious danger of losing the main planting season (June-August) if they do not receive urgent support from the international community to sow their fields, which would further deteriorate the already serious food security situation in the region. With the rainfall outlook foreseen…

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Nigeria: crisis in northeast will worsen without urgent help, says OCHA

Over eight million people are in need of assistance in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states

UN humanitarians issued an alert on Tuesday over the deteriorating situation for millions of mainly women and children in northeast Nigeria who continue to be affected by protracted armed conflict, just as the country enters the lean season. Well over eight million people are in need of assistance in Borno,…

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Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

OCHA launches Annual Report for 2021

It highlights how OCHA was able to mobilize US$20.1 billion through UN-coordinated humanitarian appeals — a 6.4 per cent increase from the $18.9 billion raised in 2020

Launched today, OCHA's Annual Report covers a year of deepening humanitarian need.  The report takes stock of OCHA’s actions and activities during 2021 as the number of people in need grew due to conflicts in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Syria and Yemen, the hunger crisis in Madagascar and South Sudan, and the…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Escalating needs, rising hunger: refugees caught in the eye of the perfect storm

Ration cuts of up to 50 percent are affecting three-quarters of all refugees supported by WFP in Eastern Africa

Further food ration cuts are imminent for refugees as humanitarian needs multiply around the world while funding struggles to keep pace, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on World Refugee Day. The somber warning comes as WFP has already been forced to significantly reduce rations to refugees across…