2022: Year in Review
2022 has not been an easy year.The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has had a knock-on effect on many countries. Millions of Ukrainians have been made refugees and forced to flee their homes. Energy and food prices have increased which in turn increased inflation and led to economic stagnation. These economic implications have had real-life impacts upon livelihoods and people’s ability to support their families.
Pakistan was devastated by floods on a gigantic scale, with up to one-third of the entire country affected by flooding. 33 million people were affected, some lost their homes, some lost their livelihoods, some lost their families, and some list everything. The monsoon rains washed away towns and villages, it is a natural disaster that will take Pakistan decades to recover from.
In East Africa, 20 million people are facing severe food shortages. A drought in the region eradicated crops and livelihoods, and millions of families still don’t know where their next meal will come from. Even now, it is estimated that one person is dying from hunger every 48 seconds in east Africa.
Famine-like conditions continue to affect millions of people in Afghanistan and Yemen. Men, women, and children of all ages are on the brink of starvation, and almost entirely forgotten by the world.
Gaza is still under siege and the conflict in Syria has continued to rage on, millions of people from both these countries have been made refugees with no sign of ever being able to return home.