Nobody does humanitarian aid better than Britain, but 2018 will bring new challenges.
Bleak predictions of global human misery in the year ahead mean the UK will have to work harder to help solve these crises.
The United Nations called 2017 the worst year for humanitarian crises since 1945. From east Africa to Yemen and from Burma to the Caribbean, famines and conflict, military persecution and hurricanes caused unprecedented human misery.
When we see such suffering, we instinctively want to help. Collectively, our taxes enable the British government to respond. Individually, we support Disasters Emergency Committee appeals and others such as the Sunday Times Christmas appeal this year to help Rohingya refugees fleeing Burma. Hundreds of small community groups across this country add further to these funds.
Read the full article here: