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 interagency appeals were launched for Afghanistan, Angola, the northern Caucasus, the Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Cote 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.

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