Joint Steering Committee to Advance Humanitarian and Development Coordination

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Date published
18 Sep 2023

"Crises are increasingly protracted, with populations displaced for 17 years, on average, and humanitarian needs at levels not seen since the end of the Second World War. ... For those whose livelihoods and lives are at risk on the ground, the distinction between humanitarian assistance, development support and building peace is meaningless. Those challenges affect people's lives in a unified and simultaneous manner - our response will never be adequate if fragmented."

- Secretary-General António Guterres