New approach to aid delivery can help people survive: UN relief chief

23 May 2017

UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien says a new approach for aid delivery can help people not only survive, but thrive.

He made the remarks on the first anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) which rallied global actors to protect the most vulnerable.

Representatives from 180 countries, including more than 50 Heads of State and Government, had attended the Summit, which took place in Istanbul, Turkey, last May.

The aim of the Summit was to improve the world’s response to crises and allow participants to share first-hand experiences about the situation on the ground.

Speaking to Reem Abaza, Mr O’Brien began by explaining why aid alone is not enough to help affected communities.

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