Bridging the humanitarian-development divide: Background Paper for the World Humanitarian Summit side event “Making the SDGs work for Humanitarian Needs”

In by Avani Duggaraju


Sustainable Development Solutions Network <b \>
Action Contre La Faim (ACF) <b \>
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


This background paper focuses on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in terms of humanitarian needs. The Sustainable Development Solutions  Network (SDSN) has twelve thematic networks that help work towards the  achievement of SDGs. A problem arises in the fact that the humanitarian caseload is constantly rising. It is stated that more people are displaced by conflict in the present than were during World War Two. In addition to this, natural disasters have been becoming more severe and impacting larger groups. Many crises have actually deteriorated and become worse.