Yearbook of the United Nations, 2003. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 3, Humanitarian and special economic assistance
In 2003, the United Nations, through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),continued to mobilize and coordinate humanitarian assistance to respond to international emergencies. During the year, consolidated inter-agency appeals were launched for Afghanistan, Angola, the northern Caucasus, the Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Côte d'Ivoire + 5 (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali), the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Eritrea, the Great Lakes region and Central Africa (Burundi, Congo,Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda), Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Liberia, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Sierra Leone,Somalia, the Southern Africa region (Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe), the Sudan and Tajikistan. The appeals sought $5.2 billion to assist some 83 million people. Some $3.9 billion was made available, meeting 75.3 per cent of requirements. Excluding contributions in kind and services not costed, OCHA contributions for natural disaster assistance totalled $57 million. At the request of Burundi, an ad hoc advisory group to elaborate a long-term programme of support was established, while the group created in 2002 on Guinea-Bissau continued its work. During the year, the Economic and Social Council considered ways to strengthen the coordination of UN emergency humanitarian assistance, including the financing of humanitarian assistance and the transition from relief to development.
UN - UN. General Assembly - UN. Economic and Social Council - UN System - UN. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE - DISASTER RELIEF - DISASTER PREVENTION - DISASTER PREPAREDNESS - NATURAL DISASTERS - COORDINATION WITHIN UN SYSTEM - ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE - PALESTINIANS - RESOURCES MOBILIZATION
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2003. v. 57; Vol. 57
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