$ 4 trillion humanitarian appeal nearly 50 percent unfunded heading into final quarter of 2019
NEW YORK, 22 October 2019 – Millions of children living in areas affected by conflict and disaster at risk funding for lifesaving humanitarian programs, UNICEF said today.
To date, UNICEF has received 54 percent of the US $ 4.16 billion needed to meet the basic health, education, nutrition and protection needs of 41 million children in 59 countries this year . Heading into the final quarter of 2019, the funding gap stands at 46 percent.
“Millions of vulnerable children are suffering from severe humanitarian crises,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “Without additional resources, these children will be vaccinated, receive adequate nutrition, or be protected from violence and abuse. While we continue to appeal to more children, we need more help to meet our needs. “
Emergencies with the largest funding gaps include Pakistan (83 per cent), Cameroon ( 80 per cent), Burkina Faso (76 per cent) and Venezuela (73 per cent). Large-scale emergencies in Syria and neighboring countries, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Bangladesh also remain significantly underfunded
If these funding gaps persist through the end of the year, the consequences for children will be:
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, US $ 61 million is urgently required to provide essential services for communities in which they have a long-term impact on the environment. 19659008] In Ethiopia, UNICEF needs more than US $ 43 million to provide children and families with access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene
In Haiti, UNICEF requires nearly US $ 2 million to provide nutritional support over 19,000 children in need of emergency nutrition assistance and US $ 2 million to support family reunification and care services for unaccompanied and separated children. 659008] In Libya, Without US $ 540,000 in urgent funding, UNICEF will be unable to provide mine risk education for 50,000 children.
In northeast Nigeria, nearly US $ 7 million is needed to sustain lifesaving nutrition programs, including US $ 3.5 million to prevent a break in the supply of ready-to-use-therapeutic food for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children.
In South Sudan, UNICEF child protection programs are only 20 percent funded while water In Sudan, UNICEF Needs More Than $ 12 Million to Persist Lifesaving Treatment for More Than 61,000 Children in Severe Malnutrition
In Syria, Where the Funding Gap is at US $ 30 million, 2.1 million children could miss out on critical formal and non-formal education activities.
In Syria's neighboring countries (Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt), home to 2.5 million S $ 249 million means that 460,000 children could also miss out on education activities.
In Venezuela, UNICEF requires at least US $ 6 million to help 60,000 children enrolled and stayed in school, through the provision of school feeding programs. UNICEF also needs at least US $ 3 million to help vaccinate nearly 400,000 children against preventable diseases in the world
In West and Central Africa, UNICEF unfounded
“DRC, Mozambique, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen – I've seen firsthand the power of humanitarian funding to change the lives of vulnerable children for the better , “Said Fore. “With increased support, together we can reach even more of the children who need us most.”
Note to editors:
UNICEF launched its global humanitarian appeal in 2019 January, asking for US $ 3.9 billion. Since then, and because of emerging or worsening crises in countries like Burkina Faso, Sudan, Venezuela and Zimbabwe, UNICEF's humanitarian funding needs have climbed to US $ 4.16 trillion. For more information, visit Humanitarian Action for Children 2019.
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