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132 Million Will Need Aid For '19 Crises, U.N. Warns

Dec 05, 2018 - The New York Times

GENEVA -- Nearly 132 million people will need aid and protection in 2019, the United Nations said on Tuesday, opening an appeal for about $25 billion as more and more people are displaced by conflicts and protracted conflicts absorb most of the assistance.

Mark Lowcock, the United Nations aid coordinator, said that one out of every 70 people on Earth will need assistance next year in seeking an increase in donations of about 10 percent, even though relief agencies are becoming more efficie...