the first ever World Humanitarian Summit commences today in Istanbul.
Today, some 125 million men, women and children worldwide are in need of humanitarian aid. At this critical time, the international community will come together at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul from 23-24 May to rethink the way relief aid is delivered. As a major humanitarian donor and key policy-setter, the EU has an important role to play and has agreed with its Member States on a common vision for how to reshape the global humanitarian system.
You can follow live coverage of the event at the official WHS website.
Check out the video below for a short summary on the role the EU will play at this global event.