Local aid and international agencies – a matter of conflict and contradiction?

Author: Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop
Date: 01.05.2018
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To provide more effective help, local and international organisations must work together to implement the humanitarian principles. The projected funding increases for local actors as part of the Grand Bargain might be an opportunity: Those in greatest need may finally receive the help they urgently require. But who are ‘local actors’? And do these actors face greater challenges than their international counterparts when it comes to providing impartial assistance? And if so, what can be done in response? The article from Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop was published with the title “Local humanitarian actors and the principle of impartiality“.