The Silent Killer of Conflict: A Briefing with Our Ukraine Emergency Response Team

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Time: 12:00-12:30pm ET

Unfolding before our eyes is the largest mass displacement of people in Europe since WWII. In a matter of weeks, over 2.5 million have had to flee their homes as a result of the worsening conflict and rapidly growing humanitarian crisis. Families are being separated, homes left behind, hospitals and schools destroyed, and essential services severely disrupted. Food, water, health assistance, and support continue to be vital. But these necessities are not always accessible.

Rebuilding infrastructure destroyed by this conflict will take years, while one cannot even begin to imagine how long rebuilding lives and recovering from the mental and emotional stress as a result of this conflict will take.

At the same time, there are compounding effects this conflict will almost certainly have across the world, and especially on some of the communities facing extreme poverty far beyond the borders of Ukraine and Russia. It will result in further increases in rates of global hunger and malnutrition in many other parts of the world, including those in Africa and Asia that are already facing acute levels of food insecurity.

Vice President of Programs Kirk Prichard and Global Content Advisor Kieran McConville will share Concern’s Emergency Response Team’s operations, the personal narratives from arriving refugees, and the implications we foresee the Ukraine crisis having on global hunger for conflict-affected communities and the 24 countries we operate.