Somalia is reeling from the devastating impact of flash floods caused by heavy rainfall. These catastrophic floods have not only claimed the lives of 22 people but have also left the most vulnerable section of the population—the children—at increased risk of malnutrition and disease outbreaks. Save the Children, a prominent global charity has sounded the alarm on the dire situation unfolding in the country.
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Humanitarian agencies on Monday appealed to a donors meeting to be held in New York this week to swiftly address the grave humanitarian situation in Somalia where about 6.6 million people, nearly half of the population, are food insecure.
The UN on Wednesday said $3.03 billion would be needed to provide urgent aid in conflict-ravaged Sudan and for over one million expected to flee into neighboring countries this year.
In a time of record food insecurity affecting 349 million people across 79 countries, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has issued a warning about the impending expiration of the Black Sea grain deal, emphasizing the potential for further instability in the food market. With Ukrainian and Russian grain accounting for up to 90% of imports in East African countries grappling with a food security crisis, extending the Black Sea Grain Initiative becomes imperative.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has urgently appealed for funding to assist migrants facing life-threatening risks in Somalia.
The UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, said Wednesday it has appealed for 759 million U.S. dollars to provide life-saving support to 16.6 million people, including 12.2 million children in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia in 2023.
USAID and the World Food Programme (WFP) have suspended food deliveries to Tigray, a region in northern Ethiopia, following the discovery that relief aid had been stolen. The WFP has launched an internal investigation into the theft of food supplies, while USAID has referred the matter to its internal, independent inspector general. The suspension will continue until there is confidence that the aid will reach the intended population, who are facing famine.
The United Nations World Food Programme announced on Monday it will immediately lift the suspension of its operations in Sudan that was put in place after the tragic deaths of its team members.
In light of the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Sudan, Secretary-General António Guterres is sending UN Humanitarian Affairs chief Martin Griffiths to the region immediately, the global body announced on Sunday.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has deployed a team of disaster response experts for Sudan in the region to coordinate the humanitarian response as fighting rocks the country, USAID head Samantha Power said on Sunday.