Launch of the global Humanitarian Overview 2016

Moderator: Stephen O’Brien, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator



Mohamed Omar Arte, Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia 

Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development Economics, the Graduate Institute, Geneva; author of Humanitarian Economics - War, Disaster and the Global Aid Market 

Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization 

Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 

Ahmad Faizal Perdaus, Chair, International Council of Voluntary Agencies; President, MERCY Malaysia

The protracted conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, South Sudan, Ukraine and elsewhere are putting unprecedented strain on the humanitarian system. Currently, only 48% of UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals are funded, hindering humanitarian operations and preventing life-saving assistance. Looking at critical trends and growing needs, how can we close the gap and fulfill the funding requirements for 2016? 




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Event Date: 
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 15:00 to 16:45
Organiser or Host: 
Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland