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UN Chief: Leaders Must Stop Conflicts that Drive Aid Crises

Over 80 percent of humanitarian funding requested by the United Nations is going toward life-saving needs in a growing number of global conflicts, and urgent action is needed to shift away from perpetual crisis management, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.   Ahead of the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May, the U.N. chief called for “far greater global leadership” to prevent and end conflicts that are overwhelming aid organizations and driving millions of...

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