There are more people fleeing their homes than ever before. Around the world, more than 100 million people have been forced to flee because of violence, conflict, or persecution.
Against a backdrop of the highest number of violent conflicts since the Second World War, the Covid-19 pandemic and higher food prices have affected these vulnerable people more than most.
In 2022, we assisted a total of 9.8 million people
NRC is grateful that the support we receive from donors enables us to increase our efforts as the needs rise. However, the needs are far greater than the resources currently available for humanitarian work.
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Top three countries
Last year, NRC worked in 40 of the world’s most conflict-stricken countries across four continents. These are the three countries where we assisted the greatest number of people in 2022:
SOMALIA: 1,441,600 people assisted
In 2022, NRC supported more than 417,000 Somalians with clean water and improved sanitation and hygiene conditions. This is crucial to prevent the spread of diseases.
We helped more than 117,000 people to obtain a temporary or permanent home, gave legal assistance and advice to more than 300,000 people, and provided educational support to more than 24,000 children and young people. Many displaced people received several types of assistance.
YEMEN: 945,476 people assisted
In 2022, we supported more than 380,000 people in Yemen with clean water and improved sanitation and hygiene conditions. Almost 500,000 received food assistance from us, or help to earn their own income, while more than 72,000 got help with obtaining a temporary or permanent home.
We gave legal assistance and advice to more than 42,000 people, and educational support to almost 60,000 children and young people. Many displaced people received several types of assistance.
SOUTH SUDAN: 790,899 people assisted
We provided clean water and better sanitation for more than 122,000 people in South Sudan in 2022. More than 300,000 received food aid or help to support themselves, while nearly 250,000 received help to obtain a temporary or permanent home.
We gave information and free legal aid to more than 45,000 people, and educational support to more than 86,500 children and young people. Many displaced people received several types of assistance.