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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 00:00 by Paula Gil Baizan


Delays in releasing donor funds allocated to supporting Syrian refugees through cash-programmes have sparked a ‘who is to blame’ debate for hindering progress.  Some blame UN agencies for blocking reforms by focusing on increasing their...

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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 03:54 by Julian Srodecki

As the year draws to a close it is natural to look back and reflect on what went well and what could have gone better. The Grand Bargain on Humanitarian Financing was undoubtedly a highlight of the World Humanitarian Summit in May.  A document was signed by most of the humanitarian world’s donors and UN agencies.  Several NGOs like World Vision also signed...

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 22:46 by Elika Dadsetan

Now that the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) has come and gone, we can take a moment to reflect on what really just occurred. In some quarters expectations for this event had been huge, while others anticipated just another forum giving lip service rather than tackling important issues. Three months on from the London Conference, ...

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 04:33 by Rachel Criswell

I had the privilege of being the vice-rapporteur (i.e. assistant reporter) for the 600 person UNHCR annual partners’ consultation in June 2016.  The event featured the voices of 30 youth (ages 18-25), all of whom came from a background of forced displacement themselves or from a refugee hosting community.  These delegates now run their own NGOs or initiatives to meet needs in forcibly-displaced communities.

One speaker who caught my attention was Maria Alessi...

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Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 19:37 by Hasanthi Jayamaha

A second landslide occurred on another mountain in Aranayake today (21 May) forcing World Vision staff to suspend activities in the Child Friendly Space (CFS) and evacuate the area. Learn more about the emergency response. Below is an eyewitness account of the incidents of the day by Nirmani Perera,...

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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 22:51 by Thabani Maphosa

Cash transfers are one of the most significant innovations in humanitarian assistance in recent memory. They offer greater dignity, choice and flexibility for disaster-affected peoples and an opportunity for us to become better humanitarians. Cash transfers provide a platform for humanitarians to reflect by   asking, ‘Are we doing the right things, for the right reasons?’ The ‘right reasons’ must be centred on improving our ability to meet the needs and aspirations...

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Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 04:37 by Ian Ridley

Despite the changing contexts and challenges of humanitarian action in the 22 years that I have been working in the sector, one thing that has remained constant is the devastating impact natural disasters and conflict have on children.  Tens of millions of children are affected by disasters today, with more than 30 million living in conflict affected areas. These children are often robbed of their childhood, their rights are violated on a daily basis, they experience...

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 06:59 by Julian Srodecki

In previous blogs I have talked about how humanitarian action is underfunded globally and about the work that is being under taken to address this.  Earlier this week, the 15 largest Government donors, major UN agencies and several NGO networks held their final meeting to agree a “...

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 04:53 by Julian Srodecki

Julian is World Vision's Technical Director for Humanitarian Grants

In the run up to the World Humanitarian Summit, the 15 largest Government donors, major UN agencies and several NGO networks will be meeting regularly to agree a “Grand Bargain”.  The aim is to reset...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 00:37 by Ian Ridley

In these times of significant human suffering, growing complexity, and limited resources, the humanitarian system struggles to meet the ever-increasing demands that are placed upon it.  It is clear to most actors that the formal system, while offering many benefits, has yet to adapt to the new normal.  Few would argue that change is required, but the content and timing of that change continue to spur passionate and lengthy debate, with some even...

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