Global Aid System Struggles to Adapt, Says New Report

Although the number of people affected by crises in 2011 dropped compared to 2010, this year's Global Humanitarian Assistance Report finds that increasing funding gaps are contributing to a concentrated global aid system that struggles to respond to instability and natural disasters.

An aerial view of the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, located on the border of Kenya and Somalia. During the Horn of Africa food crisis in 2011, just 28% of the UN funding appeal requirements for Somalia had been met weeks before famine was declared.