Towards the World Humanitarian Summit: #ReShapeAid and #ShareHumanity

From 23rd to 24th May 2016, the United Nations will convene the first ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). For over two years already, it has been seeking input from humanitarian NGOs, volunteers, government officials, and people themselves affected by humanitarian crises. One global consultation took place from October 14 – 16. The goal is “to look for global solutions to [such] global challenges” of climate change, food and energy insecurity, and water scarcity. Aid should be distributed in ways that reinforce community solidarity, without pitting people against one another. This is recommendation No.4 of ATD’s contribution entitled, “How humanitarian aid can…

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