Introducing: Peer 2 Peer Verification

  For the past few months here at HumanSurge, we have been working on developing a peer verification system in which former coworkers can directly verify your previous work experience. With verified work experiences, you will have a more trusted profile on our platform, thus making...

Help Support Localization!

  After months of preparation, we are finally ready to share our crowdfunding campaign with you! HumanSurge has teamed up with Turkish NGO Hayata Destek to create a prototype that will promote localization and offer assistance to aid workers through direct, remote support. After being chosen...

Indonesia Pulls Back on Allowing Foreign Aid

  In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia's Central Sulawesi Province, the Indonesian government seems to have changed its mind about allowing new international organizations to enter the country and offer aid. Read an excerpt from IRIN News about what's happening now,...

Bangladesh: Local Aid Groups Getting Left Behind

    Local aid groups and volunteers were the first to respond last August as a military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine State drove more than 700,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh. Today, however, locals are dwarfed by dozens of international aid agencies – who dominate donor funding and the...

Going Local, Going Safely

  This post originated on the Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog of the ICRC and is shared with permission.   Principles, perceptions and risk transfer   In highly divided and fraught conflict settings, such as Syria, it can be a challenge for international humanitarian actors to engage in impartial and...