UN launches $16.4bn aid plea for humanitarian crises world over

December 9, 2014 12:58 AM

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UN launches $16.4bn aid plea for humanitarian crises world over

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations launched a multi-billion dollar appeal on Monday for critical funding as its humanitarian arm and relief agencies prepare to tackle an unprecedented level of crisis around the world next year.

Led by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and spanning a broad swathe of conflict zones and refugee crises – from the occupied Palestinian territories and Myanmar to Yemen and Ukraine – this latest appeal calls for $16.4 billion to help 57.5 million people who “have ex...

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