World Humanitarian Summit 2016

There are more natural disasters, more conflicts, and more people displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance today than ever before. The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016 aimed to focus attention on responding to people in need. What's at stake, what needs to happen, and what is CARE doing?

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What needs to happen?

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What is CARE doing?

CARE has played an active role in the planning and preparation of the World Humanitarian Summit, lobbying for a focus on gender and bringing experience from our staff, local civil society partners and government contacts in the global South. We will deliver on around 100 joint and collective commmitments as part of the Summit process - and we make the following priority commmitments:

Commitment 1: Uphold the norms that safeguard humanity

  • By 2020 CARE will more effectively assist and protect affected populations in challenging and high risk environments.

Commitment 2: Leave no one behind

  • By 2020 CARE will empower women and girls as change agents and leaders.

Commitment 3: From delivering aid to ending need

  • By 2020 CARE will secure more resources for first and frontline responders to spend on humanitarian action, disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation and loss and damage.

Commitment 4: Invest in humanity

  • By 2018 CARE will develop concrete targets to increase direct and predictable financing for response, in particular national and local actors, and advocate for long-term support to ensure all humanitarians are able to maximise their impact.

Read more about CARE commitments at the World Humanitarian Summit

Read blogs by our expert humanitarian staff about what's at stake at the World Humanitarian Summit - and what we think of the outcomes.

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Read the latest stories about our humanitarian work

Watch this short video by Tom Newby, one of our emergency shelter specialists, explaining how CARE helps people displaced from their homes by disasters or conflict:

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