Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva on humanitarian work in Syria

Four years later, what is considered the worst humanitarian disaster in the 21st century remains unresolved — and with no end in sight.

In this video interview, Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar asked Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union’s humanitarian aid chief, what the international aid community is doing right, where it needs to improve, and how to overcome the myriad challenges, mainly access and dealing with the consequences for neighboring countries, most of which are host to huge numbers of Syrian refugees.

Click on the above clip to learn more insights from Georgieva, including her views on what the international system itself can do internally to make its response to the crisis more effective.

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  • Carlos Santamaria

    Carlos is a former associate editor for breaking news in Devex's Manila-based news team. He joined Devex after a decade working for international wire services Reuters, AP, Xinhua, EFE ,and Philippine social news network Rappler in Madrid, Beijing, Manila, New York, and Bangkok. During that time, he also covered natural disasters on the ground in Myanmar and Japan.