About $ 20 billion is required for humanitarian organizations to provide at least the minimum necessary assistance to persons affected by emergencies, refugees and internally displaced persons, said the head of the regional office of the United Nations office for the coordination of humanitarian problems of the Caucasus, Central Asia and Ukraine, Marcel Wassen.
UN Commissioner expressed Thursday at a meeting of Directors of educational institutions and rescue services of the CSTO countries, held in the capital of Russia on the base of Academy of state fire service of EMERCOM of Russia. The number of IDPs in the world at the moment, He estimated 60 million people and the total number of people suffering from wars and natural disasters 100 million.
"This, of course, involves quite a lot of questions. These people every day need money to feed their families. Huge funds are required. To repay the most urgent humanitarian needs in 2004, it took About 3 billion dollars. Since then, the figure has increased by 430% and requires closer to 20 billion At the moment, and this figure is increasing ", - He told.
the UN Commissioner said, because it need only the most acute needs of people: food, health care, and temporary housing to citizens to live even in tents, not under the open sky.
He told me that some humanitarian organizations no longer able to provide assistance on such a scale, for this reason, the UN is working With partners around the world, as well as among them With the " private sector ".
"the citizens themselves, of course, doing the lion's share of what is necessary to save lives