UN Appeals for Funds for Humanitarian Crises in Africa

The increase in funding appeals for field operations reflect the increasing humanitarian needs linked to conflict and violence in countries like South Sudan, Nigeria, the DR Congo, Somalia, and Libya, according to the UN. As an example, the 2021 South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan was launched with the intention of asking for U.S.$1.7 billion in funding to enable UN aid agencies and partners to deliver life-saving assistance and protection to the country. Hunger levels continue to deepen in South Sudan due to a combination of violence, climate change, and Covid-19. The UN is also appealing for U.S.$1 billion to help 6.4 million of Nigeria's most vulnerable people, including two million who have been forced to flee their homes because of armed conflict. The bulk of the money will be used to provide life-saving assistance to millions of people in Nigeria's northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe.


South Sudanese refugees carrying Core Relief Items walk down a road in Bidibidi refugee settlement, Yumbe District, Northern Region, Uganda.

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