Humanitarian Relief Spending Reached Record High $22B In 2013, Report Says

News outlets highlight the 2014 Global Humanitarian Assistance report, showing a record amount of humanitarian relief was disbursed in 2013.

The Guardian: Global humanitarian aid spending soars to record high
“Global spending on humanitarian relief soared to a record $22 billion (£12.93 billion) last year as conflicts in Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Syria, combined with natural disasters such as typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, drove donors to pay out more emergency aid than ever before…” (Anderson/Galatsidas, 6/24).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Humanitarian aid hits record $22 bln in 2013 amid major crises
“Humanitarian aid rose to a record $22 billion in 2013, in response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and major conflict-related crises in Syria and Central African Republic — but more than a third of needs were still left unmet, new data showed on Tuesday…” (Rowling, 6/24).