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UN Appeals for $22b in Global Aid

UN Appeals for  $22b in Global AidUN Appeals for  $22b in Global Aid

The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record $22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support nearly 93 million of the most vulnerable and marginalized people, a UN office said as it launched a relief aid appeal.

The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record $22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support nearly 93 million of the most vulnerable and marginalized people, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Tuesday as it launched a relief aid appeal, TradeArabia reported.

“The scale of humanitarian crises today is greater than at any time since the United Nations was founded,” said UN Emergency relief coordinator Stephen O'Brien, launching the Global Humanitarian Overview 2017 in Geneva, according to a press release from Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

“Not in living memory have so many people needed our support and solidarity to survive and live in safety and dignity,” he said, noting that humanitarian response plans in 33 countries aim to reach 93 million people in need. Globally, more than 128 million people are affected by conflict, displacement, natural disasters and profound vulnerability.

Conflicts in Syria, Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria are among the greatest drivers of humanitarian needs, fuelling new displacement within countries and across borders.

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