In 2018 predicted the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second world war

© AP Photo / Jerome DelayСомалийская girl waits to collect water at a UN camp. Archival photoIn 2018 predicted the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second world war© AP Photo / Jerome Delay

. In 2018 can occur one of the worst humanitarian crises since the end of world war II, reports The Telegraph, citing Secretary of state of great Britain for international development penny Mordaunt.

Earlier, the UN declared the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of world war II. As told in the Organization, more than 20 million people in several States, hungry and in need of humanitarian assistance.

«Although 2017 was a year of terrible humanitarian crises, 2018 may become even more gloomy,» said Mordaunt.

The publication notes that the Department for international development, the UK also announced the allocation of an additional 21 million dollars to the UN Fund for overcoming of consequences of humanitarian crises. It is expected that these funds will be used to provide drinking water and sanitation 13 million people, nine million will be provided food with the additional help of the British Ministry. Annual contributions of Britain to the Central Fund for emergency response at the UN is $ 55 million.

As told the Secretary of state, UK will continue to provide humanitarian assistance around the world.

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