Scale up or cut back? Humanitarian aid grapples with growing funding gap

by Kristy Siegfried

Evening approaches at the Dzaipi transit center in northern Uganda, where UNHCR has erected tents for many of the refugees. Photo: F.Noy/UNHCR
Evening approaches at the Dzaipi transit center in northern Uganda, where UNHCR has erected tents for many of the refugees.  Photo: F.Noy/UNHCR

This week, the UN announced that $22.2 billion would be required to meet the needs of an estimated 92.8 million people affected by conflicts and natural disasters in 2017.  Current funding trends suggest that aid agencies will be lucky to raise half the amount they’re asking for.

http://www.irinnews.org/analysis/2016/12/09/scale-or-cut-back-aid-sector-grapples-growing-funding-gap