The Future of Humanitarian Action: Implications of Iraq and other recent crises

This report summarizes consultations on the implications of Iraq and other recent crises for the future of humanitarian action. The consultations were organized by the Feinstein International Center, the InterAgency Standing Committee, The Overseas Development Institute, Oxfam, and the Brookings Institution.

The paper aims to stimulate continued reflection among policy makers and practitioners from across the humanitarian community on the nature of the crises and its likely evolution.






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This study reviews what we have learned regarding policies and interventions to prevent famine, and how these can be scaled up more rapidly.

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Four case studies that illustrate how key concepts related to the localization of humanitarian action differ across contexts.

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This report examines how informal social safety nets operate, the functions they serve, who benefits, and the obligations on community members in North and South Darfur.

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This report reveals that sexual abuse is a major threat to uniformed peacekeepers, especially women. The UN and troop- and police-contributing countries have not adequately responded to the issue.

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This landscape study about localization examined the literature and spoke to over five dozen key informants from different perspectives, positions, and countries across the humanitarian sector.

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Researchers from the University of Zalingei in Central Darfur, Sudan, conducted this study to improve the understanding of the role played by the Native Administration in integrated natural resource management in Central Darfur over the last twenty years, and to understand the conflicts and disputes associated with land access.

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