Ms.Joyce Msuya, ASG/DERC and Mr.David Beasley, Executive Director, WFP, briefed the UN Security Council on humanitarian situation in Ukraine

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Today, Ms. Joyce Msuya, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator and Mr. David Beasley, Deputy Executive Director of World Food Programme (WFP) briefed United Nations Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

The following quotes are extracts from Ms. Joyce Msuya' Statement as delivered:

"Just over a month ago the war in Ukraine started, and it shows no signs of abating. An estimated 6.5M people are internally displaced in the country."

"Since 24 February, humanitarian organizations have reached around 890,000 people across Ukraine, mostly in the east, with food, shelter, blankets, medicine, bottled water, and hygiene supplies."

"Humanitarian organizations are worried about the risk of trafficking & sexual violence, exploitation, and abuse in Ukraine & the region. They are monitoring the risks of sexual violence, trafficking & abuse & providing swift & specialized services to survivors."

"The global impacts of this war are becoming clearer as this conflict continues. It threatens to make things even worse in the world’s biggest humanitarian crises such as Afghanistan, Yemen and in the Horn of Africa."

" Mr. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General has asked Mr. Martin Griffiths, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator to urgently engage with the parties on possible arrangements for a humanitarian ceasefire in Ukraine. Our aim is simple: Silence the guns and save lives."


The following quote is an extract from Mr. David Beasley's Statement:

"The the war in Ukraine will have terrifying impacts for the millions who face famine all over the world. It will mean: skyrocketing food, fuel & shipping costs, less food for the starving AND even more people going hungry."