World: ICS, UNHCR and IOM call on states to end humanitarian crisis on board ship in the Mediterranean

Country: World
Sources: International Organization for Migration, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The organisations seek the immediate disembarkation of 27 rescued people, including one child and a pregnant woman, who have now been on board the Maersk Etienne for more than one month.


Hunger and fear stalk survivors of attack in north Cameroon

Countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Eighteen people died and 15 others were wounded in the attack on 1 August at Nguétchéwé, close to the border with Nigeria, where thousands of IDPs have sought safety over the past seven years.


Flooding in Niger has affected more than 280,000 people

Country: Niger
Source: UN Children's Fund

Since July this year, heavy rains and flash floods have devastated different localities in Niger, exacerbating an already complex humanitarian situation.


Zimbabwe: Locust outbreaks threaten food security in southern Africa

Countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

About seven million people in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, already affected by floods, drought and the impacts of COVID-19, could experience further food and nutrition insecurity.