Localisation and the humanitarian principles – the relevance of community engagement

Author: Inez Kipfer-Didavi, with contributions from Liliane Bitong
Date: 01.05.2018
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Local actors can implement the humanitarian principles, but in certain contexts this poses challenges for them. In order to meet these challenges, local actors need greater institutional and financial power. This should be based on a broad localisation approach that actively involves and strengthens people affected by crises and their informal networks and official institutions, and also strengthens their ability to apply the humanitarian principles. The article by Inez Kipfer-Didavi with contributions from Liliane Bitong was published with the title “On the importance of community engagement for principled humanitarian action“.