UK to provide additional US$61 million in humanitarian assistance to support those impacted by COVID-19 crisis and hunger

The UK government has decided to provide an extra £47 million (US$61 million) in humanitarian assistance to support over one million people especially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and hunger. The assistance will include support to Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Mozambique, as well as the Sahel region of Africa, and is aimed at providing food, nutrition, water, and shelter.

The announcement is part of the UK’s continued global leadership on addressing humanitarian crises and comes after new UN data showed that humanitarian crises are worsening around the world, with 235 million people expected to be "in need of urgent assistance" in 2021, a stark increase compared to 175 million people at the beginning of 2020.

Press release - UK government