United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a "global rescue plan" as precious few of the world's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are making progress.
The UN urged donors who had pledged aid to deliver on their promised contributions. Meanwhile, Sudan's military ruler left the capital to visit army bases, on a rare trip since the start of the fighting.
The return of the El Nino weather phenomenon is likely to amplify the problems of the climate crisis.
Fighting may have stopped in Ethiopia's Tigray region, but people's suffering has not. Supplies of food aid have been disrupted amid a dispute between Ethiopia's main donors and the government.
Protesters smashed windows of banks in the Lebanese capital Beirut this past week as the currency hit a new low against the dollar. The Lebanese lira has lost about 97 percent of its value, and more than 80 percent of the population live below the poverty line. Millions of people are struggling to make ends meet amid the financial turmoil.
The consequences of the war in Ukraine are even being felt in Tunisia. In Kairouan, rising food and energy prices mean Najwa Selmi is faced with a tough decision: to buy food or send her children to school.
24 Dec 2022
Picking up spoiled kernels from a sack of maize is the only job farmers like Valerie Kahindo can find in the eastern Congolese city of Goma. After rebel fighters seized her fields, she was forced to flee without her eight children.