The head of UNICEF, and former US National Security Advisor, Anthony Lake visited the Central African Republic this week. While there, UNICEF cut this video in which Lake uses some very sharp language to warn the world of a potential looming catastrophe.

 

So far, the world seems to be ignoring these kinds of warnings. Take a look at this snapshot of the humanitarian situation and needs from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

 

Now consider this: humanitarian agencies have only received $16 million out of a total of $535 million required to provide humanitarian assistance to beleaguered populations. That’s less than 3%. We can do better.

 

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