Women, Children Fearful, Unprotected; Lack Basic Shelter
World Humanitarian Summit
23-24 May, Istanbul
The first World Humanitarian Summit comes at a critical time. Governments, United Nations agencies and nongovernmental organizations, including Human Rights Watch, will convene in Istanbul on May 23-24, 2016 to discuss how to halt the pernicious assault on international human rights and humanitarian law and to improve protection for people in need. They will address the funding and structure of humanitarian aid. The stakes are high. Conflicts are raging across the globe, causing grave humanitarian crises, and more people are displaced than any time since World War Two. Over the coming weeks, Human Rights Watch will publish a series of articles addressing different challenges facing the summit, complementing the past work, found below, we have done on these issues.
May 27, 2016Dispatches
Following the World Humanitaruan Summit, governments and others that met in Istanbul should ensure that the often-overlooked needs of older people in crises get the attention they need and deserve.
May 24, 2016Commentary
May 24, 2016Dispatches