2016 GPF Conference: Filling the Gaps in Humanitarian Aid

 

Peter Laugharn

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Over the past fifteen years, the demand for humanitarian aid has increased dramatically. The world currently spends $25 billion to provide assistance to 125 million people, and according to a UN High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing, another $15 billion is required to adequately meet the needs of those affected by violent conflict, natural disaster, demographic shifts and rapid urbanization, among other circumstances. As a result, the humanitarian sector is undergoing a period of self-reflection with the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2016. What has been learned and where is the sector heading? What is the role of public, private and social sector actors in filling the gaps in aid? And what is the unique role of philanthropy in both addressing the root causes of humanitarian crises and increasing the pool of available resources?

Watch Guy Cave, Managing Director, Geneva Global, Hadeel Ibrahim, Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Zouera Youssoufou, CEO, Dangote Foundation now, with moderator Peter Laugharn, President and CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation:

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