U.N.’s Ban Urges Nations Not To Shift Resources To Refugee Crises At Expense Of Development Aid
Inter Press Service: Refugee Crisis May Threaten Development Aid to World’s Poor
“As the spreading refugee crisis threatens to destabilize national budgets of donor nations in Western Europe, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday appealed to the international community not to forsake its longstanding commitment for development assistance to the world’s poorer nations. … The secretary-general said resources for one area should not come at the expense of another. Redirecting critical funding away from development aid at this pivotal time could perpetuate challenges that the global community has committed to address, he warned…” (Deen, 11/11).