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WHO launches funding appeal to battle health emergencies


A logo is pictured at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, December 14, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The World Health Organization on Monday launched a funding appeal for $2.54 billion to assist people facing health emergencies across the world.

“The number of people in need of humanitarian relief has increased by almost a quarter compared to 2022, to a record 339 million,” the U.N. agency said in a statement.