"Prioritize" migrant and refugee crisis at humanitarian summit

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UN Special Adviser Karen AbuZayd is interviewed by UN News Centre’s Fabrice Robinet at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, on how to best address the issue of refugees and migrants. 22 May 2016. Photo: UN News Centre/Stephanie Coutrix

The international community is being urged to "prioritize" the migrant and refugee crisis at a global UN humanitarian summit due to open in Istanbul, Turkey on Monday.

Karen AbuZayd, the UN Special Adviser on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants said the large numbers of people who have fled their homes due to conflict or just the need to find a better life, were "overwhelming systems."

In September, the UN will host a high-level meeting to address the issue with the aim of bringing Member States together behind a more humane and coordinated approach.

Karen AbuZayd has been speaking to Fabrice Robinet and began by talking about the importance of the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey

Duration: 2'34"

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