5 Jun 2016

Darren Brunk - Report from the Humanitarian Summit

From Sunday Morning, 7:20 am on 5 June 2016
A Syrian child with food which her mother, right, collects from rubbish in Istanbul, Turkey.

A Syrian child with food which her mother, right, collects from rubbish in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: AFP

Darren Brunk is Humanitarian Coordinator for the New Zealand Council for International Development, the umbrella organisation for New Zealand NGOs that do aid work. He's just back from Istanbul where he attended the UN World Humanitarian Summit - set up by the secretary-general to help the 125 million people who are in need of humanitarian assistance. The summit was held near where thousands of Syrian refugees were being processed, and Darren talks about the successes - and failures of the event.

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