Despite worldwide shock and indignation, it looks like little Aylan Kurdi’s tragic death last summer changed little. This is a sad – but brutal – comment on our collective humanity, if such a thing still exists.
The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) was hosted by Turkey, on 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul, upon the initiative of Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-moon, amid the current challenges facing the global humanitarian system.
The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) will convene in Istanbul on May 23-24 to discuss issues such as managing forced displacement of people—as refugees or internally displaced persons (IDPs)—and supporting host countries and communities
World Humanitarian Summit is an important event for all stakeholders working in the humanitarian sector, because it will provide a platform for different actors varying from states to local NGOs to discuss solutions and problems in the humanitarian field.
In case of emergency situations such as conflicts and natural disasters, states may not always take the necessary actions immediately. Therefore, public institutions, non-governmental organizations and volunteers under the control of governments are supposed to help out those countries in need. To gain a better understanding of the concept of Humanitarian Aid, it is of importance to first define it in an explicit way. For this reason, public diplomacy helps us to understand the high importance of giving humanitarian aids to other countries that are hit by catastrophic disasters.