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Turkey hosts first World Humanitarian Summit

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>> The international community gathers for the first ever World Humanitarian Summit on Monday called by the UN Secretary General and held in Istanbul. It wants nations to develop a joint response to the global migration crisis. The UN estimates over 130 million people need humanitarian assistance around the world.
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But less than 20% of the $20 billion needed to fund that is covered. Reuters Dasha Afanasieva in refugee camp, in southern Turkey.>> The Director of the Disaster Relief Management Agency here in camp has said that he hopes that the people here will benefit from the billions promised by Brussels to help support Syrian refugees in Turkey.
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For example, they've asked that these graying old tents to be replaced with a containers, say that people can have locks on their doors, so that they can have a proper structure, and they're no longer afraid of when people entering. And he hopes that will happen.>> But before it even starts, the summit risks falling seriously short of its ambitions.
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The event's been boycotted by respected aid agency MFS. It's concerned the event will be little more than a talking shop and will fail to get nations to commit and Russia has also refuse to take part because of it's spot with the host nation. Last year, International Humanitarian Aid totaled $20 billion worldwide but that wasn't nearly enough.
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With just two days and so many problems to solve the world is watching and waiting.