How Ukraine affects other humanitarian crises

In a few short weeks, a quarter of Ukraine’s population has been displaced. The Inside Geneva podcast asks what this means for other refugee crises.

This content was published on April 5, 2022 - 10:00

Podcast host Imogen Foulkes is joined in this episode by humanitarian experts.

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“We will respond wherever there are humanitarian needs, regardless of where they are, and we urge that this compassion really be extended to all people who’ve been forced to flee,” says Shabia Mantoo, spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

UN emergency appeals for humanitarian crises in Afghanistan and Yemen are underfunded.

“There is a huge outpouring for Ukraine, for the refugees, for the food, medical supplies, but that must mean that in other places in the world, they’re not getting what they should be getting,” says analyst Daniel Warner.

Food prices are rising and aid agencies face difficult decisions.

“We do not want to find ourselves in a situation in which we need to decide whether to feed a hungry child or a starving child. Both of them need to be assisted,” says Annalisa Conte, director of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Geneva Global Office.

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