2015 will be ‘tough year’ for humanitarian operations, senior UN official warns

The outlook for global humanitarian operations is “very, very bleak,” a top United Nations humanitarian official warned today saying that “it’s been a rapid deterioration through 2014 and sadly, as we move forward we’re expecting to face a tough year in 2015.”

Donors pledge over $400 million for 2015 UN rapid humanitarian response fund

International donors have pledged $418.6 million for a United Nations fund aimed at enabling the speedy delivery of humanitarian aid into the epicentres of crisis zones around the world, falling short of a broader appeal made by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Organization’s top relief official.

UN launches $16 billion appeal for aid funding

The United Nations today launched a multi-billion dollar appeal for critical funding as its humanitarian arm and relief agencies prepare to tackle an unprecedented level of crisis around the world in 2015, the Organization announced today.

At ‘crossroads,’ humanitarian system must engage earlier, more systematically – UN deputy chief

With needs rising faster than the world’s capacity to meet them, humanitarian actors must grapple with the challenge of working in partnership to ensure people’s needs are met as quickly and efficiently as possible, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today, opening the Third Annual Global Humanitarian Policy Forum in Geneva.