UN seeks $1.7 billion to help people caught in world’s ‘forgotten crises’ in 2005

The United Nations today launched a $1.7 billion appeal to provide a range of relief services to some 26 million people struggling to survive the ravages of war and other emergencies, mainly in Africa.

UN to seek over $1 billion for worldwide humanitarian relief efforts

The United Nations will ask donors at a meeting later this week in New York for more than $1 billion to address the world's “forgotten emergencies” – crises spawned by conflict, natural disasters or both.