Category: Issue 2-2016

Burkina Faso

Photo: Alexandre Bocquillon Recycled pavilion gets new life in Burkina FasoAs donors and international organizations discuss how best to support local organizations, many are coming up with their own ideas on how to ensure self-financing of local humanitarian relief. Here’s just one: For the Burkinabe Red Cross Society, one solution is to develop local revenue [...]
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A bigger piece of the pie

Illustration: Jonathan Williams A bigger piece of the pieDonors pledge to increase direct funding of local and national organizations. The move to increase direct funding to local humanitarian organizations comes in the wake of growing international attention to the funding imbalance between international and local actors, in spite of the advantages local organizations have in [...]
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ICRC: sparing the civilians of Fallujah

ICRC: sparing the civilians of FallujahFierce fighting around the Iraqi city of Fallujah in May raised serious concerns about the well-being and safety of civilians still trapped in and around the city. The situation was particularly problematic for the tens of thousands of men, women, children and elderly people who remain stuck inside Fallujah, the [...]
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In for the long haul

Illustration: Jonathan Williams In for the long haulDonors and relief organizations agree that people affected by natural disaster or trapped in protracted conflict need more stable, long-term support. In many of today ’s emergencies, relief workers are not just saving lives. They find themselves working year after year in the same places, providing social and [...]
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