World Humanitarian Summit begins in Istanbul
The burden of responding to the world's crises be more evenly shared.Erdogan
World Humanitarian Summit begins in Turkish city of Istanbul from on Monday.
Delegates from across the world including UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon are attending the summit.
The summit is aimed at addressing the fast deteriorating global humanitarian situation.
UN Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien said 130 million people need humanitarian aid in the world.
He said 25-30 billion dolllars are needed to provide humanitarian worldwide.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged that the burden of responding to the world's crises be more evenly shared.
Speaking at a two-day summit convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and attended by over sixty heads of states in Istanbul, Erdogan emphasized the contributions of his country, which is hosting some three million refugees from the Syria and Iraq conflicts.
In his message, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that the summit represented a chance to forge a different future.
He warned that realizing the aims was not an easy task and required a political will on a scale we have not seen in recent years.
The summit aims in particular at early warning prevention of conflicts as well as ensuring that humanitarian law is properly observed, amid alarm on attacks against schools and hospitals in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.