U.N. Looks Ahead To May 2016 World Humanitarian Summit
Inter Press Service: U.N.’s Next Stop: Humanitarian Summit to Resolve Exploding Refugee Crisis
“As the world’s spreading humanitarian crisis threatens to spill beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq into Libya and Yemen, the United Nations is already setting its sights on the first World Humanitarian Summit scheduled to take place in Istanbul next year. ‘Let us make the response to the Syria crisis a launching pad for a new, truly global partnership for humanitarian response,’ says Antonio Guterres, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees. That partnership could come in Istanbul in May next year – even as the refugee crisis may worsen in the next 12 months…” (Deen, 4/2).