UN calls for US$ 8.5 billion for to help 51 million people in 16 countries

UN calls for US$ 8.5 billion for to help 51 million people in 16 countries
# 15 December 2012 09:19 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Victoria Dementeva – APA. The United Nations today called for US$ 8.5 billion for aid agencies to help 51 million people cope with humanitarian emergencies in 2013, APA reports quoting unocha.org.

The Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) for next year, launched in Rome by UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos, World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and Caritas Internationalis Secretary General Michel Roy, seeks funding to assist people in sixteen of the world’s most pressing crises.

“The appeal is on behalf of millions of people around the world: men, women, children and the elderly who urgently need our support,” said Ms. Amos. “They are displaced from their homes, hungry, unprotected and vulnerable, living with the consequences of natural disasters and violent conflict. As we enter 2013, there is no let-up in humanitarian needs in the world.”

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