A financing study commissioned for the World Humanitarian Summit in May urges an entirely new approach to help the rising number of poor.
Following a call from the UN for a record $20.1 billion, 15 of the world's leading aid agencies were polled on their top humanitarian concerns.
The international community must step in to save the war-torn state from imploding, the US warns.
The European Union will provide an additional $39-million in humanitarian aid for people displaced by the violence in Syria.
Relief groups are stepping up their appeals for aid to tackle the worsening food crisis in the Sahel region where more than 18-million face hunger.
Applying a Western agenda to the provision of health services is disrespectful and dangerous.
The UN will end food distribution in Somalia unless armed groups there stop attacking UN staff, the World Food Programme said on Thursday.
Israel has again sealed off the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire, only a day after the border was opened to allow in humanitarian supplies.
Six months after Cyclone Nargis slammed into army-ruled Burma, killing more than 130 000 people, many continue to rely on handouts to stay alive.