OCHA Press Conference - Launch of the Global Humanitarian Appeal 2016 (Geneva, 7 December 2015)
Launch of the Global Humanitarian Appeal 2016 to support people affected by disasters and conflicts. The appeal combines response plans and urgent humanitarian requirements spanning 37 countries.
The launch is the culmination of a global process in which hundreds of organizations delivering humanitarian aid in crisis-affected regions come together to assess needs and formulate concerted plans and a unified funding request to Member States and donor organizations.
· Mr. Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
· Mr. António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
· Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO
· Dr. Ahmad Faizal Perdaus , International Council of Voluntary Agencies Chair and President of Mercy Malaysia