Major 2016 appeal launched with human suffering at record levels

Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien (right), refugee agency chief António Guterres (centre) and Director-General of WHO Margaret Chan (left) arrive for the launch of the Global Humanitarian Appeal 2016 to support people affected by disasters and conflicts. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Human suffering has reached levels not seen since the Second World War, said the UN's humanitarian affairs chief at the launch of a major appeal on Monday.

Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien, said that 125 million people around the world will need humanitarian help to survive 2016.

Matthew Wells reports.

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