This week world leaders, aid organisations and affected communities will meet at the World Humanitarian Summit to discuss how to improve the humanitarian system. It’s a real opportunity to step up and commit to the changes so desperately needed. But not everyone affected by crisis can be there.
Together let’s speak out so that the planet’s most vulnerable people are kept safe from harm. Share the content below so decision-makers know they must act in three key areas.
Leaders @WHSummit must publicly recommit to uphold the laws of war & #protectcivilians
Discrimination against ppl forced to flee their homes is indefensible. #standasone
The @WHSummit must empower local actors to lead humanitarian response #ReShapeAid
Around the world, people are being killed, injured and forced from their homes by terrifying conflicts. Going hungry because their harvests are failing, year after year. Watching as natural disasters they cannot escape tear apart their families. From Syria to South Sudan, more than 125 million people around the world have had their lives devastated by conflict or disaster – countless families are being pushed deeper into poverty every day.
The World Humanitarian Summit is the first ever event of its kind – and a real opportunity for world leaders, aid organisations and affected communities to step up and commit to changes so desperately needed by the world’s most vulnerable people. Oxfam will be there, at the summit in Turkey from 23 – 24 May, calling on our supporters to speak up for ordinary people caught up in a humanitarian crisis. To speak out so that the planet’s most vulnerable people are kept safe from harm. Together, we’ll urge world leaders to do the same.
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