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19 July 2012 - 12:24pmThe number of people needing humanitarian aid around the world has risen from 51 million to 62 million – an increase of more than 20 per cent – during the first half of 2012. “Halfway through this year we are seeing people in desperate need in twenty countries, whose lives and...
14 December 2011 - 9:26amThe United Nations today called for US$ 7.7 billion for aid agencies to help 51 million people cope with humanitarian emergencies around the world in 2012. The appeals, issued in Geneva by UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos, and the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Kristalina Georgieva, aim to assist...