The campaign begins with #TheWorldNeeds, a UNHCR-initiated global hashtag challenge that calls on creators, artists and communities to spread a message of support for refugees by calling for asylum.
At least one in six UNICEF-supported schools in eastern Ukraine has been damaged or destroyed since the start of the war, including School 36 – the only ‘Safe School’ in Mariupol.
The report reveals that the impact of the war is disproportionate for IDPs and marginalized groups, such as female-headed households, Roma people, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities.
Several dozen civilians left the Azovstal plant area in Mariupol during a five-day safe passage operation coordinated by ICRC, the parties to the conflict and the United Nations.
Targeted attacks have ranged from direct hits on water points and water trucks, purposeful contamination of water resources, to sabotaging public water network’s generators, according to 13 NGOs.
A safe passage operation to evacuate civilians from the Azovstal steel plant has started Sunday. The efforts are coordinated by UN and ICRC, in coordination with the parties to the conflict.
The numbers this year are staggering. Almost three-quarters of Yemen’s population now need assistance. Nearly 13 million people are already facing acute levels of need.
As reports of violence in eastern DRC and South Sudan continue, this appeal will also strengthen Uganda’s capacity to receive more refugees in case of further displacement.
While churches, monasteries and host communities are helping many of those who are displaced, concerns remain over the rising likelihood of food shortages in the long run.
More than 3,000 people died or went missing while attempting to cross the Central and Western Mediterranean and Atlantic last year to Europe, against 1,544 in 2020. This year, the number is 478.