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UNICEF Launches Record $3.6B Appeal For Funding, Citing Conflict, Humanitarian Crises Leading To Unprecedented Needs

The Guardian: U.N. children’s agency appeals for record $3.6bn as wars trigger desperate need
“The U.N.’s children’s agency has launched its biggest emergency appeal for funding, warning that conflict is creating unprecedented levels of need. Almost one in four children live in a country affected by conflict or disaster, according to UNICEF, which has appealed for $3.6bn (£2.6bn) to provide emergency assistance in 2018. … Despite the growing level of need globally, it is unlikely donors will contribute the billions required. Last year, UNICEF’s humanitarian fund raised only 65 percent of the target amount by mid-December…” (Ratcliffe, 1/30).