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Together to address the humanitarian challenges

15/10/2015. In Geneva, governments and NGOs are working on the issue of protection of civilians and aid workers in conflict zones

The rules have changed on the ground, humanitarian see themselves obliged to reconsider their mode of action.

Before the subject is placed on the table at the World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul in May 2016, governments and NGOs meet in Geneva for final consultations. The stakes are high.

“If the summit (WHS) does not take substantial steps to meet the challenge of protecting capital, armed conflict and humanitarian action will only have to return to the status quo,” Peter Maurer, ICRC president.

Read the article (in french) in the “Tribune de Genève” website

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