US$1.68 billion urgently needed in 2018 to reach 13.1 million people in acute need, of whom 4.3 million internally displaced, 7.7 million food insecure and 2.2 million children suffering from malnutrition.
The number of Somalis on the brink of famine has grown tenfold in a year. An estimated 1.2 million children are projected to be malnourished in 2018, 232,000 of whom will face life-threatening severe acute malnutrition.
For a fourth year, thousands of civilians along the frontlines in eastern Ukraine face not only continued hostilities, but also shortages of many basics. Their situation has become worse during the winter.
Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans needing food aid and 480,000 children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. It’s the worst humanitarian crisis the country has faced since 2011.
WFP needs $14.25 million to restock its shelves and deliver aid through the winter. But a turbulent year filled with nuclear bluster may have exhausted any lingering goodwill among most international donors.