“Tough year” for humanitarian crises expected in 2015

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Displaced Iraqis. Credit: Iason Athanasiadis.

2015 is expected to be what’s been described as a “tough year” for the international community as it struggles to deal with an increasing number of humanitarian crises.

That’s according to the UN humanitarian office (OCHA) director of operations, John Ging.

At the end of this year, over 75 million people are in need of assistance across the world in places like Iraq, Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

Daniel Dickinson asked John Ging about the humanitarian outlook moving into 2015.

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