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UNICEF Launches Record $2.2 Billion Emergency Appeal

The U.N. Children’s Fund is announcing a record $2.2 billion appeal to provide emergency assistance this year for 85 million people, including 59 million children in 50 countries.   While almost 40 percent of the appeal is for Syria and the nearby region, Africa remains the continent with the largest number of emergencies in the world. The lion’s share of the money -- $845 million -- would pay for life-saving aid for some 10 million people, half of them children, in Syria and...

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