UNHCR is working with the government and partners to scale up response, but efforts to provide lifesaving support to refugees and displaced Sudanese face immense strain because of acute underfunding.
The Commission has documented violations, such as the illegal use of explosive weapons, indiscriminate attacks, violations of personal integrity, including executions, torture and ill-treatment.
The war in Ukraine has had devastating impact on women and girls worldwide, widening gender gaps, and increasing rates of food insecurity, malnutrition and energy poverty.
Many of the children are living in unsafe environments and are surrounded by physical reminders of the violence experienced at the hands of ISIS, including destroyed homes, schools, and hospitals.
Although more than $30 million is still needed for phase two, “I believe with the momentum we have seen today, that will be a target we can reach in a timely fashion”, the Humanitarian Coordinator said.
Governments, philanthropies, and private donors have pledged approximately US$577 million – with at least 60 per cent of that amount committed to directly supporting UNICEF’s work.
Without a massively scaled up humanitarian response that has at its core time-sensitive and life-saving agricultural assistance, the situation will likely worsen in many countries in the coming months.
The death toll from COVID-19 is four times higher in lower-income countries, where less than half of the population have had their full initial round of vaccinations.
Thousands of children are at risk from a rapidly spreading outbreak of cholera caused by water shortages linked to climate change, conflict and the use of contaminated water from the Euphrates River.
Some 7.6 million people have been displaced by the floods, with nearly 600,000 living in relief sites. Many parts of the country, especially in the southern Sindh province, remain underwater.