"Famine is on the wind across the Horn of Africa and services designed to treat malnourished children are struggling to keep up with demand. The time for deliberations has passed. People are dying now."
"As we risk entering a protracted stage of the conflict and humanitarian needs continue to surge, we will continue to scale up and work side by side with the Ukrainian Government and its people."
Comprising the Steering Group on Solutions to Internal Displacement, five agencies will step up their own engagement and embody the collaborative spirit called for in the Action Agenda.
A recent NRC assessment representing more than 14,000 people in some of the worst-hit areas confirmed the devastating conditions, with two-thirds reporting no regular access to water.
According to a first assessment conducted by IOM, more than 3,200 mine workers, including 172 children, are stranded in the towns of Zouarké, Wour, Zouar, Kollou, Faya and Puits 80 in northern Chad.
32% of the population—181,000 people—face acute hunger, marking a massive reversal of hard-won gains in food security in recent years and forcing the government to declare a national emergency.
Ahead of G7 summit, UNICEF is seeking $1.2 billion to meet urgent needs of eight million under-fives at risk of death from severe wasting unless they receive immediate therapeutic food and care.
The Kigali Summit on Malaria and NTDs featured pledges totalling more than $4 billion, with endemic countries committing more than $2.2 billion in domestic resources towards ending these diseases.
Deep inequalities persist between and within countries, despite a steady decline in the proportion of schools without basic water, sanitation and hygiene services, according to UNICEF and WHO.
Eighteen trucks are being deployed to the earthquake-affected areas carrying emergency supplies. WFP plans to provide emergency food to an initial 3,000 households and is ready to ramp up its support.