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01 December 2020The United Nations has launched a record humanitarian appeal for 35 billion dollars (29 billion euros) in aid in 2021, with the covid-19 pandemic that has plunged hundreds of millions of people into poverty and loyalty of famine. With the shock caused by the new coronavirus, the

number of people in need of humanitarian aid in the world will reach a new record

: 235 million.



"A record number of 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection next year, up nearly 40% from 2020. A figure that is almost entirely due to COVID-19," explained the team leader. United Nations Emergency Relief Officer Mark Lowcock.



This is why the United Nations has launched a record humanitarian appeal to meet the needs of next year, because the global health crisis has had a dramatic impact on people already in difficulty from the conflict, record levels of displaced persons, shocks of climate change.

The

situation is "desperate" for millions of people and has left "overwhelmed,"

he added.

“The picture we are presenting is the darkest and darkest perspective on humanitarian needs in the coming period that we have ever established.

This is a reflection of the fact that the Covid pandemic has caused carnage in all the most fragile and vulnerable countries on the planet, "concluded Lowcock.

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