The UN warned that a record-breaking amount of money is needed for next year’s humanitarian aid missions worldwide. The lives of 93 million people in 22 different countries are counting on the aid.
From the battles of Aleppo Photo Credit: Reuters\Channel 2 News
93 million people in 22 countries worldwide are in need of humanitarian aid, according to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The office also stated that this is the worst situation since World War II. The OCHA stated that it needs 22.2 billion dollars next year in order to provide the aid to all those in need.
Head of the organization Stephen O’Brien emphasized that those in the most need are the citizens of Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Nigeria and South Sudan because these countries are involved in lengthy conflicts.
Syrian refugee in Jordan Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
In the past, most of the aid was given to countries that experienced natural disasters but today, lengthy wars and violence worldwide are the main reasons for the distribution of humanitarian aid. Another reason is that globalization enables the UN to reach more areas facing various challenges.