Kristalina Georgieva's vision on the future of humanitarian aid

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva on the future of humanitarian work

As former poor nations like India and Brazil reach middle-income status and seem to have their own resources to fight poverty, while other countries — especially in sub-Saharan Africa — continue to dive deeper into fragility, where will international humanitarian assistance be heading in the next few years?

In a video interview, Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar asked Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union’s humanitarian aid chief.

Click on the above clip to learn more about what Georgieva envisions for the future of international humanitarian assistance, what the main challenges will be, and how the aid community can help transition from humanitarian needs to development outcomes in target countries through a strong focus on resilience and integration among organizations.

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