Not only are there more conflicts, but there are more sides in a conflict. More armed groups have emerged in the last six years than in the previous 60.
The consequence: increased danger for civilians and a greater challenge for humanitarians. But is there a solution?
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With more than 128 million people worldwide requiring immediate humanitarian aid, mostly due to war and violence, the United Nations Secretary-General has urged the international community to do more to protect civilians caught in conflict.
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Keynote Address by Dr Hugo Slim to the World Food Programme (WFP) Annual Partnership Consultations. Session on „The Triple Nexus of Humanitarian Action, Development and Peace: What is the Challenge for Humanitarian Principles, Operations and Partnerships?“.
No industry – no part of life – is immune to being disrupted by technology. And that includes conflict and humanitarian relief.
Among others, technological change brings an under-appreciated risk for humanitarian agencies: becoming the victim of concerned misinformation campaigns using new and social media platforms.
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