Strengthening local humanitarian leadership to save lives and strengthen communities

Strengthening local humanitarian leadership to save lives and strengthen communities

  • 29 Jan, 2016

Tens of millions of people receive vital humanitarian aid every year, but millions more suffer without adequate help and protection, and their number is relentlessly rising.

Far too often their suffering is because their governments cannot, or intentionally will not, ensure their citizens' access to aid and protection.

This paper looks at how we can improve the humanitarian system and calls for a shift of power and resources from international actors to local actors. 

Author: Marc Cohen & Tara Gingerich

 


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