The acute refugee crisis is diverting attention from long-term development cooperation to the growing humanitarian needs. This is not sustainable as a policy. Adequate resources are needed for both purposes, says the Development Policy Committee in its statement. “The scale and urgency of this challenge have not yet fully grasped. Finland needs to determine how it will allocate resources to the efforts to support long-term development cooperation which is instrumental to preventing humanitarian crises. At the same time, Finland needs to respond to the growing need for humanitarian aid,” says Aila Paloniemi (Centre Party), Chair of the Development Policy Committee.