The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on Tuesday requested funding amounted to $21.9 billion to address 21 global humanitarian crises next year, including $4 billion for Yemen.
total funding needed for the assistance this year, including Syria, is expected
to be comparable to the 2018 requirements of $25 billion.
In 2019, nearly 132 million people in 42 countries will require humanitarian assistance and protection. The United Nations and partner organizations aim to assist nearly 94 million of the most vulnerable among these people.
The humanitarian situation in some places, such as in Burkina Faso and Senegal, has begun to stabilize. But a number of crises require a scale-up in the response. The crisis in Yemen has worsened dramatically, and we will need $4 billion to provide assistance to 15 million people in the country in 2019. In Afghanistan, where the situation had been expected to improve this year, needs have instead increased because of drought, political instability and returning refugees.