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Ongoing Humanitarian Crises In African, Middle Eastern Nations Could Worsen In 2018

Devex: 5 African crises to watch in 2018
“A recently published analysis by the Assessment Capacities Project, or ACAPS, a Geneva-based humanitarian think tank, is warning international aid agencies to prepare for a busy year ahead, as many of 2017’s persistent humanitarian crises are expected to worsen and shrinking humanitarian budgets will hamper addressing the needs of affected populations…” (Roby, 1/8).

Los Angeles Times: It’s a new year. But the outlook on some of the world’s biggest problems is as dismal as ever
“Thousands of people killed or on the run from war. Governments overwhelmed by the pressing needs of ballooning populations. Cities devastated by natural disasters. When it comes to the world’s biggest problems, the outlook for 2018 isn’t any better than recent history…” (Simmons, 1/9).

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