Ukraine: 18 million need support as war enters second year

One year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, nearly half the population – roughly 18 million people – need humanitarian aid and protection, the United Nations said on Friday.

Lives on the line as UN and partners launch 2022 humanitarian plan for Somalia

20 Dec 2021

Roughly 7.7 million people in Somalia will need assistance and protection in 2022, a 30 per cent rise in just one year, the UN and partners said on Monday, launching a nearly $1.5 billion Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the country. 

UN relief chief tells Security Council ‘we can do better’ in Ukraine

06 Feb 2023

The UN’s Humanitarian Affairs chief warned the Security Council on Monday that efforts must improve to reach nearly 18 million in need in war-torn Ukraine, since Russia’s full-scale invasion last year.


UN alarm over mounting Ukraine casualties, amid desperate scenes in Mariupol

25 Mar 2022

Ongoing violence in Ukraine has left millions of people “in constant fear” of indiscriminate shelling, the UN warned on Friday, as efforts continued to reach the country’s most vulnerable populations, one month on from the Russian invasion.