World Humanitarian Summit


Felicia M. Himawan

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Humanitarian aid is most relevantly defined and scoped as material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes, typically in response to humanitarian crises including natural disasters and man-made disaster. The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity. Denmark is one of the largest providers of humanitarian assistance worldwide, ranked 13th on the ‘Most generous countries list’ with main development assistance given to regions of Africa (33%), Asia (14%) and Middle east. During the year 2011, we signed the Danish Act on International Development Cooperation, to signify that we highly value the principle of international cooperation and commitment with the pillars involved: the UN, Humanitarian NGOs, also local organizations. the Government Finance Act since 2012, disbursed humanitarian aid of total DKK 15.98 Million (0.82% of national income) per year [Data of 2016] and also released several strategic policies regarding a clear objective on what assistance funds need to be most used for- our focus is on poverty-oriented development cooperation, stabilization initiatives, climate change assistance, and helping the displaced. Recent aid from Denmark goes to liberating Iraq to fix damage happening in the lands such as infrastructure (rebuilding bridges, schools, waterworks and hospitals, it makes it difficult for many of the city’s displaced people to return home, the foreign ministry of Denmark therefore announced a pledge of 21 million kroner (2.8 million euros) in 2017 as humanitarian assistance. Aside from that, during the World Humanitarian Summit, we signed an agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure flexible, predictable and multiyear funding to support WFP’s efforts toward reaching zero hunger globally by 2030. The first Strategic Partnership Agreement was signed to provide multi-year funding. Denmark has committed itself to better outcomes for people in need as set out in a “Grand Bargain” between donors and aid organizations at the summit. Denmark will provide ...