Humanitarian System Stretched Beyond Capacity To Adequately Respond To World’s Concurrent Crises
Washington Post: Aid groups knew a Nepal earthquake would be a disaster. But they couldn’t raise enough money to help
Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of the U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast
“…For the U.N. agencies and nongovernmental organizations specializing in disaster response, this earthquake [in Nepal] could not have come at a worse time. … Between crises in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Iraq, Yemen, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and Syria, there have never been as many huge humanitarian crises happening all at the same time. … Our humanitarian system is stretched beyond capacity right now. Unless donors step up in a big way, this earthquake will only exacerbate the problems faced by relief organizations around the world, and they’ll be further stretched when the next natural disaster strikes” (4/27).