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Young People Must Engage In Humanitarian Action For More Resilient Future

Huffington Post: Young People on Frontlines of Humanitarian Response
Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of UNFPA

“…If young people are more engaged in humanitarian action, it is more likely that their needs and rights will be addressed. … We can no longer afford to leave young people behind. It is time to make the humanitarian system work for young people by engaging them, addressing the particular risk factors they face, and maximizing their ability to drive a local response, rebuilding and re-energizing their communities and countries. … [L]et us fully engage young people in emergency preparedness and humanitarian response and recovery. Let us create a new global humanitarian compact that prioritizes the rights, participation, and leadership of young people to build a more resilient future” (9/1).