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The United Nations spends billions annually to relieve the suffering
caused by natural disasters and civil war, but those costly efforts are
uncoordinated, overlap or duplicate effort, and often don’t show where
the money went, according to a report by a special U.N. watchdog unit.
Nor, the report adds, has the world organization done much about it,
with several internal efforts to get a grip on at least part of the
problem among a tangle of funds, agencies and programs with different
operating procedures either ending in frustration or failing to
The result: a sometimes chaotic U.N. global relief effort, where
“basic humanitarian financing needs are only partly met, and in an
inconsistent and unpredictable way;” keeping track of where the money
goes frequently doesn’t happen (or, as the report delicately says, for
some unnamed U.N. agencies “the reporting and monitoring of financing
remain somewhat elusive);” and even a coherent definition of
“humanitarian assistance” seems to be lacking.