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Ripple effects from the war in Ukraine have generated a severe cost-of-living crisis which no country or community can escape, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday at a press conference to launch the latest report on the conflict’s impacts on food security, energy, and financing.

Figure must ‘serve as a wake-up call’ for more action to promote peace and address all causes of forced displacement, says UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi

Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday that he was appalled by an attack on a school in Bilohorivka, eastern Ukraine, where many people were sheltering from the ongoing fighting.

The World Food Programme (WFP) is calling for the immediate reopening of Black Sea ports – including Odesa – so that critical food from Ukraine can reach people facing food insecurity in countries such as AfghanistanEthiopiaSouth SudanSyria and Yemen where millions are on the brink. 

In Ukraine on Tuesday, UN humanitarians began to help the first evacuees arriving from Mariupol’s devastated Azovstal steel works, more than two months since Russia’s invasion began, and said that they would do everything possible to assist those still trapped.

UN Photo/Eskinder | Debebe UN Secretary General António Guterres (left) addresses the media alongside President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. UN Photo/Eskinder | Debebe UN Secretary-General António Guterres visits Irpin, Ukraine. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe | UN Secretary General António Guterres addresses the media in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The unfolding human tragedy in Ukraine has thrown into sharp relief the need to effectively tackle the overlapping crises we face.

Keeping the peace has become more important but also more complex in a world of proliferating conflicts, that are becoming more “intertwined”, the UN’s policy chief told a high-level meeting of the General Assembly spotlighting financing for peacebuilding on Wednesday.

Russia has agreed “in principle” to UN involvement in the evacuation of citizens from the last remaining holdout in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, following a meeting between Secretary-General António Guterres and President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday.

© UNICEF/Evegeniy Maloletka Damage caused after shelling in Mariupol, in southeastern Ukraine. © UNICEF/Giovanni Diffidenti A mother and child leave Lviv’s main train station in Ukraine. © UNFPA Moldova/Adriana Bîzgu A heavily pregnant Ukranian woman who left Odessa with her mother and young son receives a dignity kit at a placement centre in Moldova’s capital …

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