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2014 Humanitarian Challenges

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is currently engaged in mobilizing large-scale emergency humanitarian efforts for four major crises around the world, including Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Philippines. Continue reading

UN releases revised global humanitarian appeal

17 July 2013, Geneva: UN Humanitarian Chief at the launch of the revised global humanitarian appeal for 2013. "This is an extraordinary year, and extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures. We need $13 billion if we are to help 73 million people this year.” Credit: UN/Jean-Marc FerreThe UN and its humanitarian partners have revised their global humanitarian plans for 2013, and are now appealing for nearly US$13 billion to provide assistance to tens of millions of people in 24 countries. This is the largest annual amount requested in the history of Consolidated Humanitarian Appeals. This revision replaces the global appeal that was launched in December 2012 Continue reading

8 things you need to know about the Syrian crisis

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) speaks with a distressed woman during his tour of the Syrian refugee camp at Islahiye in southern Turkey, near the border with Syria. Mr. Ban is on an official visit to Turkey, where he will also meet with the country’s political leaders. 07 December 2012 Islahiye, TurkeyThe United Nations and its partners have dramatically increased their 2013 humanitarian appeal for Syria to approximately US$4.4  billion, from the $1.5  billion that was requested to cover January to June. This reflects the fact that the needs of people in Syria, and of those who have fled the country, are growing by the day. This appeal is the largest humanitarian Continue reading