Launch of the Global Humanitarian Appeal 2017

The UN and partners launched today the Global Humanitarian Overview 2017, a consolidated appeal to support people affected by disaster and conflict around the world.

A record US$22.2 billion is needed to help 92.8 million people in 33 countries. This appeal - the largest in the history of the United Nations - will support vital humanitarian operations in some of the world's worst crises. 

In 2016, more people were reached and more money was committed than in any other year. Sadly, an exponential growth in humanitarian needs has outpaced these efforts, leaving a massive $10.7 billion funding gap.

Click on here to find out more about what was achieved in 2016, and what is needed in 2017.