UN allocates $150 million for underfunded humanitarian crisis – a global issue

For the Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffith, this funding “represents A lifeline for millions caught in underfunded crisis. “

This announcement follows the recent emission of Global Humanitarian Overview, which predicts 274 million people will need humanitarian aid this year, the highest number in decades.

The United Nations and its partners aim to reach the 183 million most vulnerable people at a cost of at least $41 billion.


These funds will help address the most pressing needs of disadvantaged communities.

The most funded rescue operation was in Syria, with $25 million. The Democratic Republic of Congo will receive $23 million, Sudan $20 million and Myanmar $12 million.

Aid operations in Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger will each receive $10 million.

The remaining funds will go to Haiti and Lebanon with $8 million each, Madagascar with $7 million, Kenya and Angola with $6 million each, and finally Honduras with $5 million.

Fast and smart

According to Mr Griffith, “Central Emergency Response Fund Funding allows donors to go further, quickly reaching those who need our help most. “

For the United Nations, the fund is one of the quickest and smartest ways to help people affected by the crisis.

It enables United Nations agencies and other agencies to undertake timely, effective and life-saving humanitarian action to activate or intensify emergency response wherever it is needed.

Allocation decisions for underfunded emergencies are based on detailed analysis of more than 90 humanitarian indicators and extensive consultation with stakeholders.

since it create At the 2005 UN General Assembly, the Fund had provided some $7.5 billion in assistance to hundreds of millions of people in more than 110 countries and territories, with more than $2.4 billion in underfunded crises.