Around 300,000 children in Somalia are suffering from malnutrition, with close to 60,000 under the age of five years in critical condition and in need of urgent therapeutic feeding, the ICRC reports.
The latest reports of civilian deaths and injuries in Syria revealed a “monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties to the conflict,” the United Nations human rights chief said today.
Some 42 per cent of the Philippines is currently experiencing drought or dry spells brought on by El Niño. The La Niña phenomenon is expected to follow later this year, bringing excessive rainfall.
As the rainfall season ended with no significant improvement in food and nutrition security, the number of people who are food insecure is highly likely to increase, reported UNICEF.