Forgotten Crises – to go

Author: Eddo Westland
Date: 05.05.2023
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During the current #IntoFocus campaign, several German NGOs and the German Federal Foreign Office aim to highlight so-called ‘forgotten crises’. Although the attention to forgotten crises is not new, no single definition or identification method exists. This to go – paper introduces the topic and briefly highlights the history of the term. It highlights definitions of and criteria for forgotten crises and related funding procedures of various organisations, compares four recent lists of forgotten crises and closes with a reflection of the discussion around the term.