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East Africa is facing one of the worst droughts on record with more than 40 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somaliland, and Somalia facing severe hunger and water shortages. Global food prices had already reached record highs when the war on Ukraine began, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, climate disasters, and rising energy costs. Now, communities have reported soaring food and fuel prices. Drought, displacement, and rising hunger are also putting women and girls at increased risk of gender-based violence.
More than three million people have fled their homes to escape conflict and violence in Ukraine. Around 75% of the refugees are women and girls, who are most at risk to gender-based violence and exploitation, during conflicts and emergencies.
ActionAid is working with local partners in Poland, Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine to ensure that the needs of all people escaping conflict in Ukraine are met and that they receive equal support and protection.