How would the humanitarian system work at its full potential?

By Jacques Jimeno 30 September 2016

Peter Laugharn, president and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, speaks with Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar on the humanitarian response to the global refugee crisis.

Solving the global refugee crisis remains a crucial issue at development gatherings — most recently at last week’s U.N. General Assembly, where members states agreed that something should be done to increase funding to humanitarian organizations, resettle more refugees and give them education and jobs.

Devex spoke to Peter Laugharn, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation president and CEO, about the humanitarian response to the crisis. “We start by acknowledging that we’re in a daunting space,” he said.

Laugharn added that while there has been an amazing amount of effort in humanitarian responses, the system has to perform better.

Watch the clip above to learn about the focus of this year’s Hilton Humanitarian Prize: how would it look if the system worked to its full potential.

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About the author

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Jacques Jimeno

Jacques is a copy editor at Devex’s news production team. Previously, he worked with the Philippine Department of Tourism and the World Wide Fund for Nature. He is currently taking his master’s degree in communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman.


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