CHAtroom #17: Prioritisation in humanitarian action2024-06-27T15:59:48+02:00

CHAtroom #17: Prioritisation in humanitarian action

Funding for humanitarian aid is decreasing and the funding gap is at a historic high. At the same time needs are forecasted to further rise by conflict and climate change. This has sparked an international debate on prioritisation.

Hugo Slim, Oxford University, has shared highly controversial ideas how donors could refocus their aid. In this podcast Ralf Südhoff discusses with the former ICRC Head of Policy, why he believes political angles, proximity and good governance should become criteria for the allocation of humanitarian aid, even if this contradicts its principles to be neutral, impartial and independent.