Valerie Amos steps down as UN humanitarian aid chief

After becoming the longest-serving U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, Valerie Amos is giving up the position in March next year. Several media reports suggest her resignation may be linked to political motives involving the British prime minister.

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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.

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