The appeal focuses on supporting access to health and water as well as catering for the needs of the displaced people in Gaza, including food assistance, blankets and mattresses as well as psychosocial support.
The flooding set back some of the progress achieved, especially with regard to sanitation. The water has begun to recede, but collapsing soil and overflowing sewage systems make it difficult to construct new latrines.
WFP implemented two mechanisms to assist extremely vulnerable families affected by the severe flooding in Paraguay: readily available coupons to redeem for food and cash to buy food.
Some of the worst-affected areas may temporarily move into Emergency (IPC Phase 4). Despite the significant deterioration in food insecurity, no area of Somalia is likely to enter Famine (IPC Phase 5) between now and December.