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Controversial World Humanitarian Summit opens

Despite criticism from some NGO’s that it is simply ‘a fig-leaf of good intentions’ the first World Humanitarian Summit has opened in Istanbul. It’s aims are ambitious – to revamp the way global aid and assistance works.

The United Nations estimates around 130 million people worldwide require humanitarian assistance, nearly half of those have been displaced by conflict.

Opening the summit UN Secretary General said:
“I urge you to commit to cutting in half the number of internally displaced …
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