Lack of humanitarian aid "deprives people of hope"

Shahd, 11 years old, Yemen, 2015. Photo: UNICEF/UNI196752/Mahyoob

The lack of aid for people in need around the world is depriving them of "hope and dignity" according to the co-chair of a UN panel looking at the issue of financing humanitarian relief.

Over the last decade, the number of people who require the most basic support to survive has more than doubled to around 125 million.

The increase means that there is now a US$15 billion funding gap for relief operations.

Kristalina Georgieva is a co-chair on the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing.

Nikola Krastev began by asking her why the needs are growing.

Duration: 4’45″

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