World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visit Syrian refugees in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan earlier this year. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank
At the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim outlined how multilateral development banks could help with humanitarian crises. “The humanitarian and development communities must come together to support the 60 million people who are displaced,” he said.Read More »



The size and share of all aid going to humanitarian assistance is rising. Responding to long-term crises requires greater partnership between humanitarian and development actors that goes beyond financing to include development-oriented planning around prevention, preparation, and response.
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