UN humanitarian work for 50 million people being hit by low donations

A mid-term review of United Nations Consolidated Appeals for nearly $3 billion to improve the lives of some 50 million people suffering in crises has shown a shortfall of $2.25 billion, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.

UN agencies swing into action on $3 billion humanitarian appeal for 2004

Individual United Nations humanitarian agencies today began lobbying donors to contribute to the $3 billion Consolidated Appeal for 2004 launched by Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday to help 45 million people in 21 countries.

Annan launches UN’s 2004 humanitarian appeal for $3 billion

Declaring “no one should die because they lack food and medicine that are available in surplus elsewhere,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan today launched the 2004 annual Consolidated Appeal on behalf of United Nations humanitarian agencies, calling for $3 billion to help 45 million people in 21 countries.

UN prepares to launch new consolidated humanitarian appeal

Joeveth is 12 years old, a landmine victim and orphan. He sits with other children on a bench, his crutch at his side, at a United Nations-assisted centre for war orphans in the town of Kuito in central Angola.

World must fund UN relief appeals while addressing conflict’s root causes, Annan says

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the international community to fully fund the world body’s joint appeal for $3 billion to provide food, shelter, medicine and other life-saving assistance to 50 million victims of conflict, natural disaster and other emergencies.

Seeking to foster hope, UN launches $3 billion appeal to help 50 million people in crisis

Seeking to foster hope among people affected by conflicts, natural disasters and other crises, the United Nations today launched a $3 billion appeal aimed at funding relief programmes covering 50 million people in 30 different countries and regions.