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Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
14 December 2011



HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESS CONFERENCE BY EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR ANNOUNCING THE 2012 CONSOLIDATED APPEALS
14 December 2011

Valerie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, spoke to journalists at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 14 December after briefing Member States on the 2012 Consolidated Appeals. She said that tens of millions of people would need emergency aid to survive in 2012 and many were among the most vulnerable people in the world. The United Nations aimed to meet the needs of 51 million people across 16 countries: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Haiti, Kenya, Niger, the occupied Palestinian territory, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen and Zimbabwe. The total requirements for 2012 were $ 7.7 billion.

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In the occupied Palestinian territory humanitarian needs had not fundamentally changed and $ 416 million were needed to implement 149 relief projects in 2012.

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