Renewed fighting in Somalia has forced hundreds of thousands of families from their homes since the beginning of the year, a key reason why the country now has a record 3.8 million displaced people.
Life-saving medical material departed from Amman, Jordan to Port Sudan today as part of emergency operations by the ICRC following the outbreak of conflict in Sudan.
As Muslims around the world usher in the holy month of Ramadan, detainees in Somalia will also be able to join in the spirit of the occasion. Close to 4,000 detainees across 12 places of detention across the country received food for traditional iftar menu, including goats, dates, lentils, milk, sugar, a mix of spices, cooking oil, tomato paste and tea leaves.
Urgent humanitarian needs remain in northern Ethiopia following two years of conflict that damaged healthcare infrastructure and disrupted public health services in most areas.
A fragile truce has allowed partial access to Tigray. But the long months of conflict have caused immense harm. Hospitals are damaged or destroyed. Water, electricity, and medicines are in short supply. Hunger, even among healthcare staff themselves, is everywhere.
Violence has flared up in Somalia while the country is deep in the throes of a punishing drought. The number of mass casualty incidents related to the armed conflict have increased by 30 % as recorded by four major hospitals supported by the ICRC.
People affected by the armed conflict in Cameroon find themselves severely exposed to the consequences of the devastating floods that the country has experienced in the past several weeks.
The triple threat of climate change, conflict, and health emergencies: A deadly mix for the most vulnerable in fragile settings
Widespread flooding in Nigeria has damaged homes, infrastructure, displaced millions of people and wiped-out large swathes of farmland, leaving communities struggling to salvage this year’s harvest.
Mali faces overwhelming humanitarian challenges today. The population here simultaneously confronts the effects of conflict, climate change and a major food crisis. Taken together, these elements form a deadly loop.