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.
UNICEF and its partners are committed to integrating child-centred DRR and climate change adaptation into development and humanitarian efforts through a multisectoral, systems-strengthening approach.
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.
Wasting cases are increasing in areas affected by conflict, climate shocks and ongoing economic fallout from COVID-19. Some countries have seen a 40% or more increase in child wasting since 2016.
Plan Int'l CEO said the media spotlight on Ukraine must widen to bring the worsening global hunger crisis out of the shadows - a crisis affecting more people than the entire population of Europe.