UN Laments Donor Nations’ Lack of Generosity

“UN Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland complained Monday of lack of speed and generosity in most traditional donors’ giving to humanitarian efforts worldwide.

Egeland said he would meet with United Nations donor countries throughout Monday afternoon “to express the deep frustration of the humanitarian community” in the face of the limited resources being made available to them.

Worst hit by the funding crisis is Africa. “We have received no money so far this year in most of our African humanitarian emergencies,” said Egeland.

“Even in high profile and highly risky, vulnerable situations like Sudan, we have too little funding to undertake our relief operation.” More