EMBARGOED TO THE MEDIA UNTIL TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2003, 1100 HRS NEW YORK TIME

 
 

CRISES

 
 

Angola

 
 

Burundi

 
 

Central African Republic

 
 

Chad

 
 

Chechnya & Neighbouring Republics RF

 

Cote D'Ivoire Plus Three

 
 

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

 
 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 
  Eritrea  
  Great Lakes Region and Central Africa  
  Guinea  
 Haiti
  Indonesia 
 Iran  
  Liberia  
  Madagascar 
 Occupied Palestinian Territory  
  Sierra Leone  
  Somalia  
  Southern Africa Region  
  Sudan  
  Tajikistan  
  Tanzania  
  Uganda  
  West Africa  
  Zimbabwe  
     
 

Other Crises

 
  Ethiopia  
   
   
   
   
 

The Appeal

The United Nations Secretary-General, on behalf of the world's leading humanitarian agencies, appeals for US$ 3 billion to help save the lives of some 45 million people, devastated by 21 of the world's most serious crises.

Firstly, the humanitarian community expresses its thanks to donor nations for their continued support to coordinated humanitarian action. Contributions made from their citizensí taxes have saved countless lives and helped large numbers of people in need.

Secondly, humanitarians ask donors to sustain their financial contributions in 2004 to ensure that humanitarian organizations receive adequate, timely, and predictable funding for their work. In this way, donors will enable agencies better to meet humanitarian needs.

This appeal is also a call to the international community as a whole. It is an appeal, on the basis of solidarity, for global citizens to 'hear the voices' of their neighbours as they struggle to survive in the world's crises.

Finally, the Appeal is to humanitarians, whether major international organizations or concerned individuals. The message is simple: Working together in 2004, they will save the lives of millions of people imperiled by the world's worst crises, and pave the way for recovery and development. And they will do so in the midst of the most trying and insecure environments where, increasingly, they are the targets of violence.

The Humanitarian Appeal 2004 is a product of the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP), a United Nations-led mechanism that builds strategic and coordinated responses to the humanitarian consequences of crises. It brings together 21 separate plans and appeals into one global appeal launched on 18 November 2003.

 

 

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