Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Ethiopian Migrants Return Home from Yemen with IOM Support in Wake of Tragic Boat Sinking

More than 32,000 migrants, predominantly from Ethiopia, remain stranded across Yemen in dire, often deadly, circumstances

One hundred and sixty Ethiopian migrants have returned home safely from Yemen today with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), just one day after a perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden claimed the lives of dozens of people, including at least 16 children. More than 32,000 migrants,…

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aims to provide livelihood assistance to nearly 49 million people in 2021

$1.1 billion needed to fight worsening global food insecurity

As the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate-related crises drive acute levels of hunger higher, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking $1.1 billion in 2021 to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure people. In 2021, FAO is aiming to…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP appeals for solution to Yemen fuel shortages that threaten to worsen widespread food insecurity

This is a summary of what was said by WFP spokesperson Tomson Phiri – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

The United Nations World Food Programme warns that a crippling fuel shortage in Yemen is making an already catastrophic food security situation far worse and appeals for an urgent solution to this man-made crisis. No fuel vessels have been allowed to berth at Yemen’s Al Hodeidah port since 3 January.…

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Urgent aid needed to fight humanitarian crisis in Yemen, says FAO Director-General

FAO is seeking $90 million that could assist 6.3 million people

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has appealed for urgent aid to fight the humanitarian crisis in Yemen as UN agencies work to prevent a large-scale famine in the country. The Director-General made the appeal in a video message recorded for today's virtual…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Yemen: IOM Seeks Funding to Assist Five Million People as Situation in Ma’rib Deteriorates

IOM will dedicate at least one-third of its requested funds to life-saving assistance for displaced people, migrants and local communities affected by the Ma’rib crisis

As the conflict in Yemen enters its seventh year, the crisis remains the largest in the world and continues to put millions of lives at risk. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched today an appeal to assist over five million people affected by the Yemen crisis in conjunction with the Yemen Virtual High-Level Pledging Conference.  With over 10,500…

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An estimated 10.4 million children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, northeast Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021

UNICEF warns numbers could rise further without urgent action

As 2021 approaches, UNICEF is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of 10.4 million children projected to suffer from acute malnutrition next year in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northeast Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen. These are all countries or regions experiencing dire humanitarian…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus: How polio personnel are pivoting against COVID-19

On World Polio Day, we recognize the immense contributions of polio workers to COVID-19 response and acknowledge the major challenges ahead

World Polio Day, on 24 October, is when the world comes together to celebrate the determination that has brought us 99% of the way to ending polio, and reflect on the heights we must scale to defeat the disease completely.    This year, Africa was declared free of wild poliovirus, a…

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As COVID-19 increases global food insecurity, less children are receiving nutrition support across conflict-affected states

The knock-on effects of COVID-19 have led to a global food insecurity crisis, with 265 million people projected to experience life-threatening levels of hunger this year alone

A new analysis by the International Rescue Committee finds that the number of children receiving treatment for malnutrition has decreased across conflict-affected countries, despite increasing food insecurity reported globally, indicating that life-saving treatments have been less accessible to families during the COVID-19 pandemic; The number of patients seeking care for…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Government of Ethiopia provide Cash Grants to thousands of migrants returning due to COVID-19

Nearly 34,000 migrants have returned to Ethiopia since the outbreak of COVID-19

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Ethiopia to strengthen return and reintegration assistance to thousands of Ethiopian migrants returning home due to COVID-19. This is particularly crucial as the pandemic continues to deepen the already challenging economic and social situation…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), UN in Egypt launch Response Plans to Support Refugees and Asylum-Seekers

Targeted sectors for interventions include education, protection, health, basic needs, cash assistance, livelihoods, and food security

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the launch of the Egypt Chapter in the Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2020 – 2021 in response to the Syria Crisis (3RP) and the Egypt Response Plan for Refugees and Asylum-seekers from Sub-Saharan Africa, Iraq and Yemen 2020 – 2021 (ERP) on 5…