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...

More Than Numbers: Lugazi, Uganda

  This is Part 1 of a series titled "More Than Numbers." In this, we will share personal stories and photos from people who have worked in the humanitarian field. We are doing this in an effort to highlight humanitarian action and to humanize those receiving...