Nearly 1.6 million internally displaced Ukrainians struggle to find safety, adequate housing and access to employment. Safety and security remain major concerns for nearly 800,000 people living near the Line of Contact.
The Family Planning Summit, convened in London on 11 July 2017, presents a critical opportunity to accelerate efforts to deliver family planning to women and girls globally— including those affected by humanitarian crises.
In 2016, 31.1 million people were displaced by conflict and violence within their own borders. This brings the number of conflict-led IDPs to 40.3 million, while millions more were displaced by natural disasters.
Some families living closest to the conflict rarely seek safety in bomb shelters anymore. The normality of conflict is increasing people’s thresholds and thus the physical and mental dangers they face.
Hundreds of thousands of people are living under the perpetual threat of shelling, shooting, and landmines, and access to basics like food, water and electrical power has been dramatically curtailed, said Peter Maurer.