Is the Humanitarian Aid Gap Getting Bigger?


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(Context) A record $57 billion aid gap in 2023 is exacerbating humanitarian challenges, with only about one-third of the required funds secured. Anticipating nearly 300 million people needing aid in 2024, the UNOCHA lowered its appeal to $46.4 billion. The crisis is fueled by escalating conflicts, climate emergencies, and food insecurity, while growing debt and reduced aid spending by wealthy nations contribute.

The World Food Programme faced a 60% shortfall, impacting operations in various regions. Funding gaps also affect shelter, water, sanitation, hygiene programs, and gender equality initiatives. Initial 2024 donations to the UN's emergency fund exceeded 2023, but concerns persist about future funding and international solidarity, highlighting the urgent need for resource mobilization.

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Published: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Last Updated: Monday, January 29, 2024

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