Millions of young lives at risk due to humanitarian funding shortfall: UNICEF

“Substantial” shortfalls in humanitarian funding are placing the lives of millions of children in areas affected by conflict and disaster at risk, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday.

UN releases $100 million to sustain relief operations in world's most neglected crises

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today released $100 million from the organization's Central Emergency Response Fund to sustain operations in nine “neglected crises” where levels of vulnerability are alarmingly high but funding remains critically low.

Lack of funding hampering aid efforts for Iraq’s most vulnerable, UN warns

The United Nations humanitarian arm warned today that a lack of funding is hampering efforts to assist vulnerable Iraqis, with food distributions to hundreds of thousands of pregnant women and schoolchildren already having been suspended.

UN faces $5 billion budget gap for its 2010 humanitarian efforts

United Nations agencies and their partners are facing a nearly $5 billion shortfall this year in responding to humanitarian crises spanning the globe, it was announced today.