Ban Ki-moon: This is the Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since World War II
Secretary-General of the United Nation Ban Ki-moon said it’s the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. And he said “I am convening the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, to address the humanitarian crisis that the global community is facing – the worst since World War II.
Ban Ki-Moon: Around the world, more than 125 million people need humanitarian assistance, yet we are seeing the largest shortfall in the funding needed to help in decades. The Istanbul Summit aims to bring about a sustainable framework to provide assistance to these women, men and children, including nearly five million refugees from Syria.
With this in mind, I recently embarked on a ‘Mission for Humanity’, visiting countries that are home to vulnerable populations and where humanitarian needs are many. I wanted to hear directly from the people affected by humanitarian crises, as well as those delivering life-saving support.”