German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called for an end to empty commitments on aid, on the opening day of a UN-backed summit in Istanbul.
"Too many promises are made and then the money does not come for the projects -- that must end," said Merkel, adding that the world currently had no humanitarian system that was "compatible with the future".
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