According to the State of the World’s Children, 69 million children under five will die from mostly preventable causes and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030.
CERF funds will support the provision of food, cash for food purchase, special child nutritional supplements, protection and health services to the most vulnerable in the newly accessible areas.
“The people of Fallujah have been suffering under siege for many months without access to food or medical care. Reaching them now with life-saving food and other humanitarian assistance is the absolute top priority,” said WFP.
The appeals for 2016 are intended to meet the needs of more than 95.4 million people across 40 countries. The UN's global appeal is currently 25 per cent funded.