Under an overwhelming number of crises, from earthquakes and natural disasters to wars across the Asia and Middle East the global aid system is crumbling while the system as it stands now is pretty much overwhelmed by the constant demand for urgent assistance. A new study says that the world’s largest humanitarian system needs considerable reform and most of all new sources of funding.
Increasing Worldwide Problems
First world humanitarian summit in Istanbul, will bring together more than 9,000 people from international organizations, charities, governments and businesses to try to make a more operative system for those those in the most desperate need.
At this moment, victims of conflicts from Syria and Afghanistan to Yemen are in a urgent need for funds to cover elementary needs such as shelter and food.
Natural disasters from Zika to Ebola and yellow fever epidemics are adding the pressure and humanitarian financing is in the trial. At the same time conservative chancellor Angela Merkel has been criticized several times by many Germans over her welcoming policy towards the migrants that have transferred into Europe.
Just few days ago, police patrol discovered the pig’s head with “insulting inscription” outside Angela Merkel’s office in Stralsund. With this in mind, global refugee crisis is threatening the core foundations of our modern civilization, in unpredictable degree.
The Real Cost of Humanitarian Assistance
The gathering in Istanbul goals to provide more funding for various groups from Syrian refugees to Ebola victims. There are so many instantaneous conflicts all around the globe that it is hard to keep the donors dedicated on the ones that get the least attention, but we have to do something, because the money is not available. Even emergencies affecting thousands of people can tussle to attract much needed political or financial support.
Some commenters are addressing current situation as a firm erosion of global moral authority, in terms of implementing humanitarian law and regulations.
Current global aid system is struggling with unsolvable problem – who should bear the costs of refugees? This problem wages some bitter arguments while millions of people are searching for desperate solution. Even if administrative efforts to resolve some of the current conflicts are successful, there is another threat that will keep millions on the move in form of recent climate change.
In search for permanent solution
The UN refugee agency and World Bank have called for a radical change in the way the world answer back to Syrian emergency and other refugee crises, saying that the present approach is not sustainable.
Since war broke out in Syria almost six years ago, almost 5.3 million people were forced to escape as refugees, 8.4 million people have been displaced, and more than 340,000 killed. Since 2013, donor aid organizations and governments have spent around $19 billion on Syrian refugees. The experts are saying that change of the aid system is urgent, otherwise the cost of humanitarian assistance will become intolerable with $75billions in next few years. If current trends continue, more than 40% of the world’s population could be living in conflict affected countries…even though some companies like are helping…