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- UNICEF: UNICEF calls on all stakeholders to put children first and ensure their safeguarding in these times of crisis in Lebanon. 10 Jan 2020
- UNSCOL: Statement of UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis following meeting with Prime Minister Hassan Diab. 24 Jan 2020
- Arab League: Joint Statement of the International Support Group for Lebanon [EN/AR]. 21 Jan 2020
- Arab League: Joint Statement of the International Support Group for Lebanon (23 January 2020) [EN/AR]. 23 Jan 2020
- Amnesty: Lebanon: New government must immediately rein in security forces after weekend of violence. 24 Jan 2020
WHY THIS REPORT?
For several years the number of people who cannot meet their daily food needs without humanitarian assistance has been rising, primarily driven by two factors: persistent instability in conflict-ridden regions and adverse climate events.
Estimations mondiales de l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë en 2018
Hunger is not inevitable As 2016 comes to an end, almost 130-million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Throughout the year, natural hazards, conflict and protracted crises have placed a particularly heavy burden on the poor, who are often extremely vulnerable to shocks. Across 22-affected areas, 70-million people are currently in Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Phase 3 or above.
Towards the end of the fourth quarter, CERF and its humanitarian partners were challenged by a series of large, complex crises, including three system-wide level-three (L3) emergencies. These crises, in countries including the Central African Republic (CAR), the Philippines, Syria and Yemen, have affected 35 million people who urgently needed emergency relief, protection and basic services. CERF was there to provide a lifeline.
Member States and the private sector contributed $474 million to CERF for 2013—the highest-ever annual total. An additional $6.7 million was pledged and remains outstanding.
CERF received more than $507 million in contributions during 2013, including payments for 2012 and early funding for 2014. See table on the right for more details.
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination