On 31 January, UNICEF announced the organization is appealing for 3.3 billion USD for 2017. UNICEF states the funds would go to children worldwide to deal with humanitarian emergencies such as malnutrition. In 2016, the US donated 407 million USD, making it the largest donor of 2016. UNICEF emergencies director Manuel Fontaine stated he hopes the US will continue to support UNICEF.
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