The humanitarian situation is poised to get even worse between June and December, with the number of people likely to be unable to meet their minimum food needs possibly reaching a record 19 million.
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A growing number of families in both communities fall into debt to cover essential needs, such as food. This is very worrying as their ability to withstand new shocks and stressors is compromised.
Health facilities are being forced to shut off ventilators because of a sharp drop in fuel imports. Hospitals have warned they risk shutting down completely if fuel delivery continues to be delayed.
There have been no shifts in the frontlines for two years. We face a continuing stalemate, and at the same time, we see growing humanitarian needs and a socio-economic collapse.
Ukraine has the largest number of children in institutional care in Europe. About half of children in institutional care are also living with special needs or disabilities.
While urging for children’s safety at all times, UNICEF warns that 47 children were reportedly killed or maimed in several locations across Yemen over the first two months of 2022.
The past week has seen an extreme Arctic cold blast strike Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, where millions have been displaced. Temperatures could plummet to -20˚C degrees this weekend.
In the first week of March alone, more than 17,000 people in the southern Bay region were displaced by the drought, joining tens of thousands similarly displaced between January and February.
WFP is working to minimize the knock-on effects of rising food and energy prices, triggered by the Ukraine conflict, on global hunger, while it looks to scale up operations to reach 3.1 million people in Ukraine.
More than 70% of the population will struggle to survive the peak of the lean season as the country grapples with unprecedented levels of food insecurity caused by conflict, climate shocks, and Covid.
Working with partners, UNICEF teams in Ukraine will be delivering medical supplies to 22 hospitals in five different conflict-affected areas of Ukraine, to benefit 20,000 children and mothers.
The escalation of conflict in Ukraine is likely to worsen people’s access to their basic needs as it is likely to raise food prices, particularly grains, even as fuel prices rise around the world.
The Moldovan and Romanian Governments have set in place the transfer of people who fled Ukraine, including third country nationals, from Palanca Border Crossing Point in southern Moldova to Romania.
IFRC warns of the dire health - including the spread of COVID-19 - and mental health consequences for millions of people both inside and outside of the country.
In 2021, UNHCR, through INTERSOS, recorded more than 65,000 separate human rights abuses in the east of the country alone. More than 5.6 million Congolese were internally displaced at the end of 2021.
Since January 2019, the displaced population in Burkina Faso has grown by 2,000%, with more than 1.7 million people now uprooted. More than two out of three are children.
UNICEF-World Bank report finds that children in 40 per cent of households are not engaging in any form of educational activities. “This could lock in increases in inequality for generations to come.”
Armed clashes in Abyei, a contested zone on the border between South Sudan and Sudan, have resulted in mass displacement to the north towards Abyei town, and to the south towards Twic County in Warrap.
As of 7 March, IOM has received about $44 million, which represents confirmed funding and is exclusive of $1 million from the Migration Emergency Funding Mechanism and $300,000 in reallocated funds.
The camps in Bangladesh are home to almost 900,000 Rohingya refugees. This is the sixth fire in the camps in 2022, and initial assessments indicate it might be the deadliest one.