IHSA´s Humanitarian Blog Posts Selection

IHSA is pleased to present its weekly selection of humanitarian blog posts.

This week the 2022 Humanitarian System Status Report was released. Alongside it, several blog posts advocate for a reform of the aid system: from the funding mechanism and how assistance is delivered to a new peacekeeping model. Featured here is a blog post that shares what local activists and organisations are saying about reforming the humanitarian system. Other blog posts address the current humanitarian crises in Sri Lanka, the fate of Afghan women and girls under the Taliban, and the challenges to sustainable peace in light of the global number of forcibly displaced people.

We hope you find this week’s selection interesting, and we wish you a good week ahead! 
Selection of the week: 5 - 11 September
Peacekeeping Desperately Needs a New Model, and a People-Centered Approach Could Work
By: Fred Carver - Via: Passblue
#Middle Africa #aid policy and practice #conflict, peace building and security

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo is in trouble. Some of its problems are chronic, some are acute, but at its heart is a breakdown in trust between the mission and the community with which it operates. What is needed now more than ever is a genuine people-centered approach to its work. Read more
The forcibly displaced, the triple nexus, and the sustainable peace challenge
By: Dr James C. Simeon - Via: Refugee Law Initiative
#Global #aid policy and practice #migration, refugees and IDPs #conflict, peace building and security

A record breaking more than 100 million forcibly displaced persons in the world today has led to the situation where the number of persons who are in real humanitarian need has well surpassed the international community’s capacity to provide the assistance required. Given this unprecedented global situation of seemingly ever growing numbers of forcibly displaced persons, can the United Nations’ efforts at peacebuilding through the “Triple Nexus” be able to achieve the universal goal of “sustainable peace”?  Read more
When will it be over? A fictional civilian’s story in the aftermath of conflict
By: Kelisiana Thynne - Via: ICRC Blog
#Global #aid policy and practice #conflict, peace building and security

‘What I know is that for me, for many, the war will not be over until more is done to restore us and our town to normality’. Conflict is not just about international humanitarian law (IHL) and how it is applied. During conflict and in its aftermath, the voice of the civilians affected should be considered. In this post, Kelisiana Thynne addresses post-conflict challenges for individuals and their families through the fictional lens of someone living in the aftermath with her family. Read more
Caught between two stools: humanitarian aid in the Sri Lanka crisis response
By: Paul Harvey and Gayathri Lokuge - Via: Humanitarian Practice Network
#South Asia #aid policy and practice

This blog is based on a literature review and interviews conducted with humanitarian actors in July and August 2022 for the UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub with funding from FCDO, as part of an ongoing programme of real-time analysis of emerging issues in humanitarian crises. Read more
Under the Taliban regime: The fate of Afghan women and girls
By: Adhya Moona - Via: Observatory Research Foundation
#South Asia #aid policy and practice #conflict, peace building and security

One year into Taliban rule, Afghan women and girls struggle for basic human rights. Read more
Are we finally ready to shake up humanitarian financing?
By: Harpinder Collacott and Pierre Micheletti - Via: devex
#Global #aid policy and practice

Fundamentally global governance should be about genuine international cooperation, not enabling a few countries to dictate the future of our world. Read more
Locked out. What do local leaders say about reforming the humanitarian system?
By: Amy Croome - Via: From Poverty to Power
#Global #aid policy and practice

What happens when you bring together local activists and organisations to discuss how to reform the humanitarian system? I recently found out, attending a conference, where more than 85% of the speakers and moderators were from national and local organisations (compared to not even 10% at the European Humanitarian Forum). In five panel discussions and four learning labs over the course of two days, over 500 people from around the world discussed new financial models, refugee leadership, women’s leadership and transforming the humanitarian system. Here are my top take-aways. Read more
If the humanitarian system is to meet the growing needs of people affected by crises, we need transformation not tinkering
Via: Start Network
#Global #aid policy and practice

A response to the 2022 State of the Humanitarian System Report. Read more
⬇️ New Report: The State of the Humanitarian System ⬇️
The State of the Humanitarian System report assesses the size, shape and performance of the humanitarian system against key criteria over time. It is independent and based on evidence from on-the-ground practitioners, crisis-affected populations, academics, policy-makers and donors.
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