Early estimates in the Afghan provinces of Khost and Paktika indicate that the earthquake took the lives of more than a thousand people, with the death toll likely to rise.
Farmers in parts of northern Ethiopia are in serious danger of losing the main planting season (June-August) if they do not receive urgent support from the international community to sow their fields.
The impact of the fighting is severe in cities such as Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Donetsk, Kharkiv and other urban areas, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned on Wednesday.
People in this part of Nigeria are already extremely vulnerable after struggling through 12 years of conflict. In 2022, 8.4 million people need humanitarian aid across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
This latest closure will further disrupt children's education across major cities and towns, as well as prevent children from accessing free school meals, a lifeline for the most vulnerable children.
The UN and partners delivered 12 trucks of food, water purification tablets, hygiene and other critical household items to Kramatorsk and Sloviansk, where 2.2 million people require urgent assistance.
“The return of hundreds of thousands of Ivorians demonstrates to the region, and the world, what is possible when there is political will to end violence and true cooperation among nations”, said the UNHCR chief.
The Lebanon Crisis Response Plan aims to deliver critical assistance to more than three million people as vulnerabilities rise, and to support public infrastructure, services and the local economy.
Severe funding constraints in West Africa, where hunger has reached a record high in a decade, have forced WFP to cut rations for refugees in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.
UNICEF has already dispatched 400,000 water purification tablets that can support 80,000 households with clean water for a week. UNICEF is also procuring emergency medicine for health facilities.