The worst is yet to come. Populism is trumping international solidarity. Nothing less than fundamental reforms can turn the tide: framing humanitarian crises as threats to national security, consolidating the separate humanitarian fiefdoms of the UN system, reorienting the so-called humanitarian values toward human rights, taxing all UN member states for their share to meet the UN's global humanitarian appeals, and linking the humanitarian response efforts to development. It is not just about saving lives, but about giving people their lives back.
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