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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.

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
05 Dec 2016
Document type: 
Appeal