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Global Humanitarian Overview 2017: A Consolidated Appeal to Support People Affected by Disaster and Conflict [EN/AR/FR/ZH]

The last quarter century has seen an overwhelming shift in frequency, scale and magni tude of humanitarian emergencies. For 2017, humanitarian partners will require $22.2 billion to meet the needs of 92.8 million people in 33 countries. The initial appeal for 2016 stood at $20.1 billion to meet the needs of 87.6 million people in 37 countries. This is in stark contrast to the $2.7 billion called for in the first six inter-agency humanitarian appeals launched in 1992. Failure to act upon the alarming crises outlined in this Global Humanitarian Overview 2017 could lead to a far wider humanitarian crisis with devastating repercussions to life, livelihoods and security.

Please note that the document is available in Arabic, Chinese, English and French.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
05 Dec 2016
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