Humanitarian needs are at all-time high, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien told the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), on 17 June.

According to the UN official, the Organisation needs no less than $18.8 billion to meet the needs of nearly 80 million people. “Each statistic represents a personal tragedy for someone: separation from home and community; missing out on an education; failure to plant the seeds for next year’s harvest; a life of instability and ...


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