From Syria to South Sudan, the need to be prepared has never been greater

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from Guardian
Published on 17 Jul 2014 View Original

Despite overwhelming evidence that a stitch in time saves nine, aid spending on prevention and preparedness remains tiny

2013 was a record year for worldwide spending on humanitarian relief. Millions of people were affected by three very different crises – in Syria, the Central African Republic and the Philippines – each designated as the highest level of emergency by the UN. South Sudan was also plunged into crisis at the end of the year.

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