"And they are not alone. Today two billion people are affected by fragility, conflict or violence and by 2030, half of these people will live in extreme poverty.
Peter Maurer, pictured here in South Sudan, is the President of the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross, which carries out humanitarian work in over 80 countries.
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