“We’re now at a critical juncture in time,” Vincent Lelei, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) said. “It’s imperative that donors remain engaged if we are to ensure the valuable gains that have already been achieved.”
Of the US$147 million requested for humanitarian activities in the Northern Province , just 17.5 percent had been funded a gap of nearly $122 million. Those in need have yet to realize durable solutions and will continue to need assistance, the UN warned.
“Despite strong commitment from Aus Aid, the European Union, and India, there… [are] huge outstanding shelter needs in the north,” she said .