To help meet people's most urgent food security and nutrition needs, OCHA has released $30 million for the four countries: $6 million for Burkina Faso and $8 million each for Chad, Mali and Niger.
Up from 55 million a year earlier, the unprecedented figure is the result of new waves of violence, protracted conflict and disasters, according to IDMC's annual report.
In the past six months, the total number of food-insecure children has risen to more than 4.6 million. An unprecedented number of children is now battling soaring rates of malnutrition.
With Ukraine a major supplier of global food supply, the inability to export has created market volatility and rising food prices worldwide. By 2023, there will likely be a food availability problem.
The number of people experiencing extreme hunger in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia has more than doubled since last year – from over 10 million to more than 23 million today.
During migration in 2021, deaths due to drowning numbered 64 with five due to harsh environmental conditions – particularly the high temperatures that frequently result in exhaustion and dehydration.
The response planned for 2022, seeking $4.4 billion, is only 9% funded. More than 14 million people in Syria will lack critical aid, basic services and means for recovery this year without new monies.
The State of the Global Climate 2021 report confirms that greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification set new records, with harmful and long-lasting ramifications.
Of the 25 countries with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the world, more than half are embroiled in armed conflict, which takes a heavy toll on health care systems.
Between January and March, Save the Children recorded 108 cases of child marriage in the Pemba, Metuge, Chiure, and Montepuez districts of Cabo Delgado, against 65 between October and December 2021.