UN calls for investment in humanitarian operations

08/07/2016

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Speaking at a meeting of the EU Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to discuss occurred humanitarian issues, Stephen O'Brien Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations in charge of these issues, called donors to finance investment for initial needs.
According to Mr. O'Brien, about 130 million people in 40 countries in need of aid to survive currently. However, the generosity of the donors is not enough. "Every year, they all support more money" - he said. But demand keeps growing. UN and humanitarian partners assess that it needs 21.6 billion dollars in 2016 and to date has only received $ 5.5 billion.
In addition, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations in charge of humanitarian issues and again reiterated that the conflict in Syria is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today, but there are many other crises than the media are mentioned, such as the crisis in the Chad Lake basin area in Africa.
The meeting of ECOSOC was held 4 weeks after the World Humanitarian Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. At the conference, more than 1,000 commitments have been made.
According to Mr. O'Brien, now is the time to act and remove a persistent gap in terms of finance, which prevent and limit the collective reaction to our suffering world. "We need $ 16.1 billion. We have 6 months" - he stressed.

For his part, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson of the United Nations recognized that the need for humanitarian aid is increasing. This is partly why the Secretary-General held summit in Istanbul and announced humanitarian action program of the conference humanitarian. According to Mr. Eliasson, the summit demonstrated the political will to address and eliminate the root causes of the crisis. 
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yobro yobro 8/7/16 09:20

The number of people affected by humanitarian crises has almost doubled in the past decade.

Jane smartnic 8/7/16 09:21

The United Nations and its partners continue to respond to humanitarian needs and emergencies resulting from conflict and/or global challenges such as climate change and environmental degradation.

LawrenceSamuels 8/7/16 09:22

In response to these crises, new actors have taken a larger part in humanitarian action and various partnership models have arisen

Gentle Moon 8/7/16 09:23

The rising scale of needs, the persistence of protracted crises and the interplay of new risks have led to a continued global deficit in the capacity of Governments and humanitarian organizations to respond.

John Smith 8/7/16 09:28

Development cannot be sustainable unless the risk of crises is addressed proactively as a joint priority.

Love Peace 8/7/16 09:29

There is a critical need to help countries and communities to better adapt and quickly recover when such emergencies occur.

MaskOf Zero 8/7/16 09:34

In the immediate area of conflict, the primary aim is preventing human casualties and ensuring access to the basics for survival: water, sanitation, food, shelter, and health care.

Only Solidar 8/7/16 09:35

Away from the main fighting, the priority is to assist people who have been displaced, prevent the spread of conflict, support relief work, and prepare for rehabilitation.

Pack Cassiopian 8/7/16 09:36

External development assistance, to reconstruct a country's infrastructure, institutions, and economy, is often a key part of the peace accord in the aftermath of war. This assistance ensures that the country can develop, instead of sliding back into conflict.

Pack Cassiopian 8/7/16 09:37

The most important principle of development assistance is the use of aid conditionality to promote economic and political practices that strengthen peacebuilding.

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