Consolidated Appeals 2012 - UN Humanitarian Chief seeks US$ 7.7 billion to aid 51 million people in 2012

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 14 Dec 2011

(Geneva: 14 December 2011): Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, on behalf of international humanitarian organisations, today called for US$ 7.7 billion to help 51 million people in 16 countries in 2012. She was joined at a briefing at the United Nations in Geneva by European Union’s Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva

“Millions of people will be affected by emergencies caused or worsened by the impact of climate change, insecurity over food and water, economic and political crises, migration, urbanisation and rapid population growth. These appeals are focused on ensuring help is provided in a timely and effective way” Under-Secretary-General Amos stated.

The appeal for 2012 is the largest launched since the creation of the Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) in 1991. It comprises appeals, for Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Haiti, Kenya, Niger, the occupied Palestinian territory, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

“Amid challenging economic conditions and pressure on donor budgets, a similar aid effort will be needed in most of the Horn of Africa and other crisis regions in 2012. Despite hardship at home, the EU will continue to play its part” said Commissioner Georgieva.

“We urgently need the continued support of people and governments around the world to help those desperately in need” Ms Amos underlined.

The consolidated appeals for 2012 mark the culmination of a process in which 466 aid organisations including United Nations agencies, non-governmental organisations and other international organisations have come together to coordinate plans to meet ongoing needs in a strategic and coordinated way.

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