Theme : Disaster/crisis
In 2015, nearly half of the 2,085 people who died while crossing the Mediterranean were African. This year, almost 2,900 people have already drowned.
Seven hundred killed in a plane crash. Seven hundred killed in a terrorist attack. Hundreds killed in a building collapse. For each such event, the world would stop.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here this afternoon in my very new role at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and thank OCHA for the privilege and honour to speak to you on this very important topic of p …