Meeting Between Ivanka Trump, Nikki Haley Signals Attempt To Raise Profile Of Global Humanitarian Crises, Ignores State Department Expertise

Foreign Policy: Ivanka Trump Wants to Highlight the Humanitarian Crises Her Father Ignores
“Ivanka Trump’s White House résumé will soon include famine and the Syrian humanitarian crisis. The first daughter scheduled an unannounced meeting Thursday at the White House with Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to explore ways to address some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, including looming famines from Somalia to Yemen and aid blockades in Syria. The collaboration by two of the administration’s most influential women signaled an intent to raise the profile of American support for humanitarian relief around the world at a time when President Donald Trump’s budget advisers have been calling for steep financial cuts in foreign aid. … But the effort by Haley and the younger Trump to enter the humanitarian field has rankled State Department staffers, who were not asked to provide input for the meeting between the two, who have virtually no experience in managing international relief efforts…” (Lynch, 5/4).

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