54873
UN Appeals for  $22b in Global Aid
International

UN 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.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/ePLW6f
  1. https://goo.gl/Kr2Cvo
  • https://goo.gl/58mLCQ
  • https://goo.gl/4lAkPD
  • https://goo.gl/jWld1z
  • https://goo.gl/Kck77z

You can also read ...

Brazil Forces Sent to Venezuela Border After Migrant Clashes
Brazil’s President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of...
Major Iraqi Political Factions in Coalitions Talks
Iraq’s Sairoon Alliance led by Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr is...
Indonesia’s Lombok Jolted by More Strong Quakes, Leaving 10 Dead
A series of quakes including a powerful magnitude 6.9 tremor...
Korean Families Separated By War Reunite Briefly
A group of mostly elderly South Koreans crossed into North...
Afghan Forces Free 149 Hostages From Taliban
Afghan forces launched a lightning operation in northern...
Knife Attacker Shot by Police Near Barcelona
A man wielding a knife and shouting in Arabic was shot dead as...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus