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04/12/2017 - 13:01hs
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UN asks for USD 22 bn for humanitarian fund

The United Nation’s agencies will need USD 22.5 billion for basic aid to 91 million vulnerable people in 2018.



São Paulo – The humanitarian agencies of the United Nations (UN) will need a record USD 22.5 billion to fund for global humanitarian needs in 2018. According to the UN, the amount will be needed to provide basic aid to 91 million people in situations of vulnerability. It includes food, shelter, healthcare, emergency education, protection and others. The figure is USD 300 million higher than last year’s.

According to the UN, the needs will continue to rise in “exceptionally high levels” in Nigeria and South Sudan. And the refugee crisis in Syria and Yemen will probably remains as the world’s largest. The expectation is that the needs will decrease in many countries, but not yet in a significant way. In this group are Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Mali and Ukraine. On the other hand, the level of humanitarian aid needs should increase significantly in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya and Somalia.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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