“We are at serious risk of facing a food access crisis now, and a food availability crisis for the next season,” the Director-General, QU Dongyu, said at the G7 ministerial conference.
"Only 15% of the required $3.8 billion has been received to support the humanitarian response plans for Burkina Faso, northern Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger, and north-east Nigeria. This is not enough”.
The time frame for the plan has been extended to December to prevent a deterioration in food security in the region and help save the lives of almost five million rural people across four countries.
"As we risk entering a protracted stage of the conflict and humanitarian needs continue to surge, we will continue to scale up and work side by side with the Ukrainian Government and its people."
A gender analysis suggests taking the following immediate actions for the most vulnerable groups: mitigate GBV and protection risks; ensure food security; and provide lifesaving essential services.
If the international community does not provide urgent support for the earthquake and the wider crisis in Afghanistan, thousands of children will die in the coming months.
Health workers go door-to-door, meeting with families in displacement camps, making sure that children have access to the routine immunizations they need to be healthy and thrive.
32% of the population—181,000 people—face acute hunger, marking a massive reversal of hard-won gains in food security in recent years and forcing the government to declare a national emergency.
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