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 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.
“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.
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.
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.
An estimated 4.3 million people are impacted by flash floods in north-eastern districts. Experts considered the flood worse than the ones they had experienced in 1998 and 2004.
Three million children under five suffer from acute malnutrition, of whom 650,000 face severe acute malnutrition. Without any treatment, about half of those with severe acute malnutrition will die.
These figures do not include children displaced by climate and environmental shocks or disasters, as well as those newly displaced in 2022, including by the war in Ukraine.
Since 12 June, almost 16,000 Burkinabe, mostly women and children, have arrived in Dori, eastern Burkina Faso, after fleeing a brutal attack by armed men in Seytenga, 15km from the border with Niger.
IFRC is increasing its emergency appeal as 70 per cent of households are unable to meet basic needs and an estimated three million children are at risk of malnutrition amidst mounting poverty.