EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is asking the United Nations Security Council to speed humanitarian aid access to those inside Syria. Georgieva wants a binding resolution passed by the Security Council.
The Syrian civil war is causing a resurgence in polio cases, with few doctors left to give vaccinations. If refugees are carrying the virus, there's a likelihood of the disease spreading. "This is not only a danger for the Syrians ... it is a danger for Lebanon and Jordan and Turkey and Egypt and the rest of the world because the refugees will bring it out," says Kristalina Georgieva, EU commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response.
Gender equality at home, at work and in public is essential for the cities, according to a United Nations HABITAT report. "[R]emoval of the barriers to women's participation in the dynamics of urban dwelling will lead to economic growth," writes Bernadine Racoma.