$24.2 billion needed for humanitarian assistance in 2018

The United Nations OCHA’s Global Humanitarian Overview 2018 found that more than 128 million people globally require humanitarian assistance and protection this year, at a total cost of $24.2 billion.

The cost of humanitarian support is at record levels. The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report revealing that international humanitarian assistance increased for the fourth consecutive year in 2016, reaching $27.3 billion.

A key driver of this is the increasing numbers of displacement around the world with 22.5 million registered refugees, half of which are under 18. Approximately 300 people a day are forced to flee their homes because of conflict, that’s the equivalent of 20 every minute

In addition to increasing conflict UN OCHA estimate that there are four times as many natural disasters (when 10+ people are killed or 100+ affected) than there were in the 1960s. Over 80% of the world’s food-insecure people live in countries that are prone to natural hazards.

Reaching the ambitious targets in the 2030 Agenda requires an estimated $3.5 trillion per annum.

Products and services that respond to humanitarian disasters are vital to increasing resilience and disaster response.

In its 10th year, the AIDF Global Summit will take place at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington D.C. where it has been held for the last 8 years.

Over the past 14 years, AIDF has grown to become the leading global platform serving the humanitarian aid and development sectors, bringing together regional governments, NGOs, Civil Society, Aid agencies, UN and donor organisations with the private sector.

The AIDF Global Summit offers you the opportunity to showcase your products and services directly to over 350 procurement officers and key specifiers while also providing thought leadership and capacity building on your specific areas of expertise in order to help combat and overcome this global challenge.


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