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UN Report Places Correct Emphasis on Need for Political Solutions to Crises

LONDON - On the publication of the UN Secretary General's, Ban Ki Moon, report in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit, Oxfam's Humanitarian Representative, Charlotte Stemmer, said:;

"The UN Secretary General's report places emphasis on the need for political solutions to solve some of the world’s worst crises. This couldn’t be truer. The humanitarian system is overwhelmed with the amount of rising needs in a world racked by crises.  

"World leaders should deal with world problems - and there is nothing more pressing than the number of crises that we are seeing now. They should not pay lip service to this, as concrete action is urgently needed. The World Humanitarian Summit's greatest legacy would be a real commitment to change this."

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