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WHO is committed to saving lives and reducing suffering in times of crisis. Yet we can only carry out this important work if we have the resources to do so.

WHO relies on voluntary contributions from Member States and other partners to fund our work in emergencies. Together we can achieve our goal -- a WHO that is well-equipped to respond quickly and effectively to any emergency which threatens the lives and health of people anywhere in the world.

Funding needs for WHO's core emergency capacity 2016-17

Total requested US$ 118 111 411

WHO’s core emergency capacity encompasses work in support of Member States’ preparedness for emergencies, the Global Health Cluster, organizational readiness for emergency response, information management, policy development and advocacy.

WHO emergency response plan funding needs 2016

Total funding needs US$ 594 822 863

WHO is currently responding to more than 30 humanitarian emergencies with health consequences worldwide. Since crises are unpredictable, total funding needs for WHO’s emergency response will change over time.

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Syrian Arab Republic donor update Q3

18 November 2016 -- The third quarter (Q3) of 2016 saw a dramatic escalation of military activities, especially around Aleppo. Over half of Syria’s public hospitals and almost half of its public health care centres are either closed or are only partially functioning. Health needs throughout Syria remain acute.
Despite many challenges, and thanks to sustained funding from humanitarian donors, WHO has continued to implement emergency health programmes. This report describes the main achievements of WHO’s country office in Damascus and its hubs in Gaziantep (Turkey) and Amman (Jordan) during the third quarter of 2016.

Yemen cholera outbreak: WHO and partners urgently require US$ 22.35 million

The World Health Organization and health partners urgently require support from the international donor community to contain the spread of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera in Yemen. A total of US$ 22.35 million is required by the Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene clusters, of which US$ 16.6 million is immediately required.

WHO has released a report on the Organization's activities in Syria in the third quarter of 2016.

Recent contributions to WHO’s work in humanitarian emergencies*

CERF

US$ 200 000 for Niger

ECHO

US$ 422 889 for Bhutan

OCHA

US$ 2 946 152 for Ethiopia and Syria

OCHA Common Humanitarian Funds

US$ 3 604 945 for Afghanistan, Central African Republic and South Sudan

USAID

US$ 250 000 for Nepal


*As in August 2016

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