CHINESE ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE
AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, P. R. CHINA

Wed.29/10/2014

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Song Wei

Refugee crisesin West Asia and North Africa have attracted worldwide attention. According toUN agencies in February, no fewer than 100,000 people suffer from starvation inSouth Sudan, an additional 1 million people are on the brink of famine and 4.9million people are in need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance.Meanwhile, Somalia's drought is threatening 3 million lives according to the UN.On top of that, the Syrian refugee crisis continues to plague Europe. Refugeeproblems have become a tough issue that cannot be solved by a single country,but is an area in need of global governance.

Now is the right time for China to expand its humanitarian assistance in WestAsia and North Africa and more deeply engage in global refugeegovernance.    

The author isthe associate research fellow of the Institute of International DevelopmentCooperation.

This article ispublished on Global Times (April 10, 2017).


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