In 2018, according to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) conflict is expected to remain the main driver of humanitarian needs, while natural disasters will also cause many people to need emergency aid.
Overall, according to UNOCHA, more than 135 million people across the world will need humanitarian assistance and protection – and more funding than ever before is required to help them.
A record level of aid funding – more than $22.5 billion – is needed to deliver lifesaving assistance around the world in 2018, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said on Friday.
Announcing the Global Humanitarian Appeal, he said that an estimated 136 million people face urgent needs because of protracted conflicts, natural disasters, epidemics and displacement.
Humanitarian Response Plans are the products of collaborative efforts among most aid organizations working in a major crisis. They are based on shared information and analysis of affected people’s needs, and embody a strategic and prioritized approach to meeting those needs and helping people out of crisis.
Furthermore, according to UNOCHA, they entail operational planning, division of labour, and detailed costs for each part of the humanitarian response—thus also forming an appeal.
Photo courtesy: UNOCHA
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