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Istanbul Humanitarian Summit Convenes With High Hopes, Limited Expectations

World leaders are convening in Istanbul with official optimism offset by concerns that the summit may prove to be a "photo opportunity"’ rather than a catalyst for change. An opportunity to shape history is how United Nation Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described the UN’s first Humanitarian Summit. With over 100 million refugees worldwide, levels not seen since the end of World War II, the secretary general said the gathering was aimed at getting the world to change its...

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