Rising global humanitarian needs require "tremendous" funding

Due to fuel shortages, donkey carts are still used as an alternative transportation method to deliver safe water to health facilities and camps for internally displaced persons in Hodeida, Yemen. Photo: WHO Yemen

The amount of money required to meet global humanitarian needs in 2016 is "tremendous," according to the man heading up the World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Turkey next May.

The UN and other partners recently launched its annual humanitarian appeal, asking for nearly US$20 billion.

Antoine Gérard is Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit, which he says will focus not only on resource mobilization, but also on how to most effectively use humanitarian aid.

Veronica Reeves has been speaking with Mr Gérard about the increasing needs worldwide.

Duration: 2'30"

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