To cut relief aid needs, take action on climate, disease: UN humanitarian chief

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    Looking back on four years as the top United Nations humanitarian official, Mark Lowcock discusses how more and more people need aid because of conflicts, climate change and diseases like Ebola and COVID-19. The outgoing UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator draws on his expertise to offer insights into how to more effectively address global crises. And he finds hope in the tireless dedication of aid workers across the world.

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