According to the United Nations, about 280 million people will need humanitarian aid next year, or one in 29 people worldwide.
In an editorial published on Thursday, Martin Griffiths, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said at least $41 billion in 2022 to help these most vulnerable populations in a world ravaged by Covid-19, conflict and climate change takes time.
“Through some thirty action plans covering 63 countries, the United Nations and its allies are expected to help 183 million of them. 2021 is already a record year”, the UN official said.
He further said that “the climate crisis affects the most vulnerable people in the world first and foremost”, adding that the situation has particularly worsened in Ethiopia, Myanmar and Afghanistan.
Mr Griffiths also indicated that 45 million people in 43 countries are at risk of famine, noting that conflicts in Syria are assessed, by other emergency instruments, that take into account the question of refugees in neighboring countries. But needs come first. , In total, the struggle is seeking about $10 billion, with the help of an additional three million people, he said.
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