News reports of exploitative behaviour by aid staff in Haiti raise important issues for all agencies involved in humanitarian relief.
Images of refugees and migrants heading to Europe have all but disappeared from TV screens and newspapers in the last couple of years,
Integration has become something of a buzzword in Europe these days, but it’s most often used with the implicit undertone that fitting into “our” society is the sole responsibility of those seeking to assimilate – with scant discussion about how to actually make it work.
Two months after Hurricane Irma left the island of Barbuda “barely habitable”, our first survey shows that people find recovery efforts too slow.
It’s often sobering to discover how the humanitarian community really appears in the eyes of others. But instead of not daring to ask what people think,
The World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 deliberately avoided hard talk of systemic reform; instead, we got incrementalism, with innovation one of the drivers of change.
Amid some positive signs, serious shortcomings remain throughout the humanitarian system as it strives to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and delivery of aid.
At the heart of any effective humanitarian project is the ability to listen, learn, and act on the feedback from those affected by crisis.
The potentially positive effects of Cash-Transfer Programming have been demonstrated many times over. But how does the humanitarian ‘cash revolution’ present itself to those who are intended to benefit from it?
At the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, OECD donors and humanitarian actors made a series of commitments to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian aid – summarised in the Grand Bargain.