Why does the humanitarian system need so much money?
In 2022, the UN and humanitarian agencies appealed for a record $47 billion to meet the needs of the 183 million people. This equates to a staggering increase of 223% in funding needed in just the last five years. At the same time humanitarian aid has stalled, increasing the funding gap. What accounts for this […]
Crisis Profile: Ukraine
On 24th February 2022, a military offensive by Russia led to a rapid deterioration in the security situation in Ukraine, and vast humanitarian consequences. Five days later, on 1st March 2022, two bodies that coordinate humanitarian affairs, UN OCHA and UNHCR, announced inter-agency appeals for the humanitarian situation. The inter-agency appeal launched by OCHA covers […]