2018 will be the ‘worst for humanitarian crises’ since the Second World War
Tuesday 9th January 2018
Next year could herald one of the worst humanitarian crises since the end of the Second World War, the new International Development Secretary has warned.
Penny Mordaunt described 2017 as a year of “harrowing humanitarian crises”, adding that “2018 could be even bleaker”.
The warning came as Ms Mordaunt’s Department for International Development announced an additional £21 million package of support for a United Nations fund enabling agencies to respond to emergencies around the world.