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The UN Security Council was recently told:
We stand at a critical point in history. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN.
If we need a political solution to address this situation, if could be that the humanitarian enterprise is dead. Political will is thin on the ground, with a trend towards isolationism and reduction of aid budgets.
The international humanitarian system is failing those it seeks to assist, and with 20 million experiencing famine today, that number is too large to ignore.