Andrea Koppel Andrea Koppel, Vice President of Global Engagement and Policy Andrea Koppel’s stories The truth behind 5 myths about global poverty If the United Nations wants to truly end global poverty, its member nations will have to face some hard truths first. Afghanistan, Jordan, Syria: Syria crisis highlights overwhelmed humanitarian system There are more than 59 million refugees worldwide, the highest number since World War II. There is an urgent need to change how our global community tackles complex humanitarian crises. Jordan, Syria: Syria refugee crisis becoming ‘unsustainable’ A visit to the Syrian refugee registration center in Jordan, which is receiving thousands of families who cross the border each day, highlights the urgent needs in this water-strapped country. Haiti: A step forward for some, a step back for others This was my fifth trip to Haiti.