humanitarian appeal

UN issues appeal to bolster COVID-19 ‘logistics backbone’, warns global response could stutter to a halt 

The heads of major UN humanitarian agencies and offices have launched an urgent appeal for $350 million to support global aid hubs to help those most at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN launches major humanitarian appeal to keep COVID-19 from ‘circling back around the globe’

To confront the unprecedented worldwide challenge posed by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, top UN officials on Wednesday, launched a massive humanitarian appeal to mitigate its impact, particularly on fragile countries with weak health systems.

News in Brief 31 January 2019

  • Syria: ‘Violence, displacement’ and cold kill 11 infants ‘in the past two days’
  • Boom in Artificial Intelligence patents, points to ‘quantum leap’ in tech
  • UN appeals for more than $162 million in aid to Ukraine
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Mali: $263 million sought to assist most vulnerable with humanitarian support, says UN relief official

Aid agencies in Mali have launched the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP ), asking for $263 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people, a senior United Nations aid official in the country said

News in Brief 25 January 2018

  • “Urgent concrete steps” needed to reverse current course in Middle East
  • Libya appeal launched to provide “lifesaving” help for 940,000
  • Eastern DRC violence fuels one of the “worst displacement crises” for children
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News in Brief 13 December 2017 (AM)

Half the world lacks access to “essential health services”

At least half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services, with around 100 million people forced to live in “extreme poverty” due to the cost of health care.

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News in Brief 04 October 2017 (AM)

UN migration agency launches US$120 million appeal for Rohingya refugees

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12 million people in Yemen depend on aid for “their survival”

A US$2.1 billion appeal to help 12 million Yemenis who depend on aid “for their survival” has been launched by the UN and its humanitarian partners.

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Rising global humanitarian needs require “tremendous” funding

The amount of money required to meet global humanitarian needs in 2016 is “tremendous,” according to the man heading up the World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Turkey next May.

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Major 2016 appeal launched with human suffering at record levels

Human suffering has reached levels not seen since the Second World War, said the UN’s humanitarian affairs chief at the launch of a major appeal on Monday.

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