Donor centre - Funding needs and support
July -- According to the United Nations, the conflict in Syria has brought about the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. More than 12.2 million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Almost 8 million people have been internally displaced, and over 4 million have fled to bordering countries, particularly Turkey and Lebanon.
June 2015 -- At mid year, global funding of humanitarian assistance stands at $4.8 billion, or 26% of requirements - the lowest mid-year coverage in ten years. Global financial requirements for 2015 have risen by $2.4 billion since December 2014, from $16.4 billion to $18.8 billion as of early June 2015. Since December appeals have been added for the Burundi crisis, Djibouti, Guatemala, Honduras, Libya, Nepal, the Sahel regio, Vanuatu and Yemen.
WHO's emergency reform process is focused on strenghtening and consolidating eh Organization's capacities and partnerships to respond to and prepare for all crises that impact on people's health and disrupt the delivery of health care services. WHO is undertaking a thorough review and reform of its capacities in emergency risk management and response to outbreaks and emergencies with health and humanitarian consequences.
26 June 2015 -- The World Health Organization’s response to the crisis in Yemen has been bolstered by an injection of US$ 8,021,884 in funding from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). The contribution is the largest allocation of funding from CERF to WHO to date, and will be used for the delivery of life-saving medicines for non-communicable diseases.
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.
We need the support of the international community to achieve our aspiration – 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. Together we can minimize the health consequences of crises today and in future.
Together we can minimize the health consequences of crises today and in future.