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UN launches USD 120 million appeals for "the world's most severely underfunded crises"

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization today launched a USD 120 million appeals for "the world's most severely underfunded crises", in Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan and elsewhere.


PTI Last Updated at 01 Aug 2018, 23:08 IST Bangladesh

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization today launched a USD 120 million appeals for "the world's most severely underfunded crises", in Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan and elsewhere.

Without urgent support "there is a real risk of the situation further deteriorating in these affected areas in the second half of 2018, with rising hunger and humanitarian needs," the Rome-based FAO said in a statement.

The underfunded emergencies identified include drought in Afghanistan, Sudan, and Syria, a severe monsoon season in Bangladesh, a resurgence of violence in the Central African Republic, the upcoming hurricane season in Haiti, and "lean seasons" in Iraq, Myanmar, and the Sahel.

"For these critically underfunded crises, FAO urgently requires USD 120 million to reach 3.6 million people in the remainder of the year," the FAO said.

The UN agency added that it had received less than 30 percent of the USD 1 billion requested at the beginning of the year to meet the urgent needs of 33 million people worldwide.

The planned emergency response in the affected countries would include the provision of crop and vegetable seeds, farming tools and animal feed and vaccinations as well as repair of water infrastructure, improved soil and water management and cash transfers.

"We need to act now to provide urgent food security and livelihood interventions to save people's lives, safeguard livelihoods and strengthen their resilience in the face of future crises," said Dominique Burgeon, head of FAO's emergency programme.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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