UN spent $233 billion for humanitarian, peacekeeping activity in 10 years

Source : 112 Ukraine

Guterres urged the world community to invest more in the crisis prevention
12:21, 6 March 2018


The UN spent $233 billion for the humanitarian, peacekeeping activity and aid to the refugees during last 10 years. Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the UN General Assembly claimed this as the UN News reported.

‘If the financial cost is unsustainable, the human cost is unbearable. Instead of responding to crises, we need to invest far more in prevention’, he claimed.

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According to Guterres, the effective preventive measures will allow the international community to save from $5 to $70 billion in a year.

‘The UN must offer coherent, comprehensive and integrated support, working with the states-members and other partners, before, during, and after conflict’, Guterres emphasized.

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At the same time, the Secretary-General noted that today the UN does not possess all needed resources. He urged the states-members to increase the authorized capital of the Fund up to $500 million. At the moment, it makes $250 million.

As we reported UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller believes that the world community should be better informed about the daily violence and intensifying deprivation in Eastern Ukraine. According to her, the human toll of the armed conflict is appalling, with over 2,530 civilians killed and 9,000 injured. She also noted that Eastern Ukraine is rapidly becoming “one of the most mined areas in the world”.

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