Committing to a More Effective Crisis Response
by John Rivera
Lutheran World Relief president & CEO Ambassador Daniel Speckhard is participating in the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, a high-level assembly called by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to address the increasing number of international crises, including war, natural disasters and climate change that are forcing than more than 60 million people from their homes.
At the Summit on May 23 and 24 in Istanbul, Turkey world leaders, including heads of state and officials from the humanitarian community, will affirm their shared commitment to humanity and humanitarian principles, to actions that will address these crises, and to sharing information about effective humanitarian practices.
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