U.N. Appeals For Record $20.1B To Provide Lifesaving Assistance To 87.6M People Affected By Conflict, Disaster

New York Times: U.N. Seeks Record Amount for Humanitarian Aid in 2016
“Facing mass movements of refugees and human suffering on a scale unseen since World War II, the United Nations asked governments on Monday for more money than ever before to fund its humanitarian operations in 2016. The humanitarian aid coordinator of the United Nations, Stephen O’Brien, appealed for more than $20 billion to provide urgent help to the most vulnerable people in 37 countries, estimated to total 87.6 million…” (Cumming-Bruce, 12/7).

U.N. News Centre: Confronting conflicts, disasters, U.N. launches largest ever humanitarian appeal at $20.1 billion
“…The amount of the appeal, five times that of a decade ago, even tops the revised total appeal for 2015 of $19.9 billion, for which international donors have provided only $9.7 billion, just 49 percent. The new appeal seeks to deliver life-saving aid to over 87.6 million people across 37 countries, most of which are in conflict…” (12/7).

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