Local humanitarian action already has an enormous life-saving impact around the world. It could do even more – in particular, it could be the key to bridging the growing gap (currently over $15 billion) between humanitarian needs and available funds – if the international community began to really invest in it. If we focus our collective efforts on ensuring strong, sustainable, relevant, effective local organizations we will achieve better preparedness, response and recovery in humanitarian settings, improving outcomes for affected populations.

Download: IFRC Policy Brief – Localization

Publication date: 01/05/2018

Document status: Final

Localization external policy brief - 4 April

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Policy brief/position, Policy document