World can be "re-inspired" to work for humanitarian causes

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Emergency Relief Coordinator Briefs Press on Report for World Humanitarian Summit. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The international community needs to be "re-inspired" ahead of a key summit due to be held in Istanbul in May, the head of UN humanitarian affairs has said.

Some 125 million people around the world need some type of assistance, a number which has continued to grow in recent years.

The World Humanitarian Summit will bring together governments, international organizations, the private sector and people affected by humanitarian crises to decide how best to meet the growing needs.

The UN’s Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, is Stephen O’Brien.

Stephanie Coutrix asked him why this summit was so important.

Duration: 3’58″

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