UN report reveals 2024 funding requirements to addressing soaring needs

Posted on 14 December 2023

On December 11, the UN launched the 2024 Global Humanitarian Needs Overview, which provides an assessment of the drivers and trends of global needs, and outlines what is required to assist vulnerable populations in the coming year. The report estimates that 299.4 million people will be in need globally in 2024, and US $46.4 billion has been requested to effectively address these needs.
Martin Griffiths, UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, stated in the report’s foreword that “the humanitarian system is facing a severe funding crisis”, in 2023 receiving “ just over one third of the US$57 billion required…the worst funding shortfall in years.”
“It’s time to redouble efforts to address the root causes of humanitarian need” he goes onto say, identifying  “conflict, climate change and economic dynamics" as these underlying triggers.


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