David Miliband

Nigeria Cameroon Raids
Former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband, centre, visits newly arrived displaced people at Furore camp in Yola, Nigeria. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. Cameroonian troops crossed the border into Nigeria, killing and pillaging and ordering people to abandon their villages, according to verbal testimony from many of the survivors arriving at a refugee transit center after walking for days. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)Sunday Alamba — AP
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    International Rescue Committee
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Miliband has his hands full with the Syrian crisis: Since 2014, the IRC has provided aid to more than 1 million refugees. But his bigger ambition, he tells Fortune, is to transform the “humanitarian sector” into a “humanitarian system,” one that helps coordinate the long-term giving of big donors, enables charitable groups to operate more efficiently—and in return, provides donors with more transparency. That would meet an urgent need: With 20 million refugees worldwide and another 40 million people displaced in their home countries, the international aid community could use better ways to collaborate.