Record numbers to require humanitarian assistance: UN

Hurriyet Daily News | Dec 4, 2019 at 9:47 AM
  • One in every 45 people on the planet needs food, shelter, healthcare, emergency education, protection or other essential assistance, the UN said on Dec. 4 in an annual report.
  • At the same launch, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released its US$4.2 billion 2020 emergency appeal to reach 59 million children with life-saving support in 64 countries across the globe.
  • The five largest individual UNICEF appeals are for Syrian refugees and host communities in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey ($864.1 million); Yemen ($535 million); Syria ($294.8 million); the Democratic Republic of the Congo ($262.7 million); and South Sudan ($180.5 million).