Underfunded appeals: Mid-year update – July 2018

Underfunded appeals: Mid-year update – July 2018

30/07/2018

In the first half of 2018, conflictsdroughts and floods in countries already experiencing complex crises have left millions of people facing a further deterioration in their food security and livelihoods. In many of these  contexts, funding received for agriculture-based humanitarian action has not come close to matching needs.

Across all appeals, FAO has received less than 30 percent of the USD 1 billion requested at the beginning of the year to meet the urgent needs of 33 million people worldwide. For some crises, FAO has received as little as 6 percent of requirements, leaving millions at risk of acute hunger.

The purpose of this document is therefore to highlight critical needs and funding requirements for interventions that can realistically be undertaken in the second half of 2018 in these underfunded crises, given opportunities presented by upcoming seasons.