State of the world's emergencies 2017
A briefing for UK parliamentarians
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
This briefing is designed to give new and returning members of parliament a rapid overview of some of the world’s most complex and protracted emergencies. It highlights actions which parliamentarians can take to ensure the UK most effectively delivers on its moral and political responsibilities as a key actor on the global stage.
Over many decades, the UK has been at the forefront of humanitarian relief operations and work on conflict issues. It has used its considerable financial and political influence, as well as intellectual leadership, to help support those trapped in crisis situations. At a time when the UK is assessing its international role, we trust that parliamentarians will continue to build on this global legacy, and use their office to engage, provide oversight and influence UK action.
This briefing has been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. The information is accurate to September 2017.
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