By Sophie Nasrallah

This past month and a half were marked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, we know too well what it is to experience war and care for refugees and internally displaced people, and our hearts break for the people of Ukraine. We have also witnessed the devastating impact of international sanctions on entire populations, especially the most vulnerable, and we know that many Russian families will also suffer as a result. Finally, we are deeply concerned by the far-reaching and long-lasting repercussions this new crisis will have on food security and fuel prices in our region, where humanitarian needs have never been higher.