UN asks for 383.7 million euros for Mozambique by 2024

The United Nations (UN) response plan for 2024 includes 413.4 million dollars (383.7 million euros) for Mozambique, which aims to help 1.7 million people out of a total of 2.3 million in need.
With the global humanitarian outlook remaining “bleak”, the UN launched its global appeal for 2024, asking for 46.4 billion dollars (around 43 billion euros) to help 180.5 million people in the world through “life-saving assistance and protection”.
For this year, the United Nations had requested 512.9 million dollars (476 million euros) for Mozambique – the only Portuguese-speaking country targeted in the appeal – but this request was only 36% funded, according to a report released on Sunday December 10.
By 2024, almost 300 million people worldwide will be in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, due to conflicts, climate emergencies and other factors, and 74.1 million of these people are in Eastern and Southern Africa.
According to the United Nations, the crisis in Sudan is responsible for almost 40% of this total, as the internal needs of the country, and the entire region, have increased since the conflict broke out in August 2023.
“Sudan is experiencing a vertiginous increase in needs, from 15.8 million people in 2023 to a staggering 30 million people in 2024. In West and Central Africa, 65.1 million people are in need, and the crises in Burkina Faso and Niger have expanded and intensified, driving the increase in needs compared to 2023,” explained the UN in its “Global Humanitarian Overview 2024” report.
In this sense, the crises in Sudan and South Sudan have led to two of the UN’s largest regional appeals for next year: 1.3 billion dollars (1.2 billion euros) and 1.5 billion dollars (1.39 billion euros), respectively.
The African country that received the largest UN appeal was Ethiopia, with 2.9 billion dollars (2.69 billion euros).