Listen: UN asks the world to invest $29 billion in humanity in 2020
"A record one hundred and sixty eight million people worldwide will need help and protection in twenty twenty or roughly one in every forty five people on the planet the UN's top humanitarian official said on Wednesday mark lowcock was speaking in Geneva where the UN and its humanitarian partners launched a plan to assist one hundred nine million of the most vulnerable. The global humanitarian overview twenty twenty aims aims to save more lives and alleviate suffering in crises from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and will cost around twenty nine billion dollars. Mr Lowcock said climate change protracted conflicts and economic instability are devastating millions of lives and the international community must stand up face Fox and fight back more. People were affected by conflict and more people are affected by climate change related events than we had projected on on current trends are projections. Show that more than two hundred million people could be in need of assistance. By twenty twenty two he added added that Yemen will remain the world's worst humanitarian crisis next year. With some twenty four million people in need that number which is roughly eighty percent of the population. Appellation is close to the twenty nineteen levels"