U.N. Revises Annual Humanitarian Aid Appeal Upward To $23.5B

Humanosphere: Funding fails to keep pace with record number of people in need of aid
“Humanitarian needs are growing worldwide and international donors are not keeping up. The United Nations says it needs $23.5 billion to help some 141 million people across 37 countries in need of humanitarian assistance. It is $1.3 billion more than what the organization pleaded for only six months ago…” (Murphy, 6/21).

U.N. News Centre: As crises multiply, U.N. revises annual aid appeal to assist over 100 million around the world
“…According to a news release issued by the U.N. Office for Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), new natural and man-made disasters as well as deteriorating protracted emergencies have resulted in an additional eight million people around the world needing assistance. Since its launch on 5 December 2017, donors have provided about $6.2 billion for the 2017 global appeal. However, with more than half of the year still remaining and needs rising, more is needed…” (6/21).