Women-led organisations in humanitarian response

This edition of the Humanitarian Exchange, ‘Women-led organisations in humanitarian response’ is the first to be co-edited by an Editorial Committee of women-led organisations (WLOs). Focusing on the work of…...

How to fund refugee-led aid

Refugee-led organisations (RLOs) have garnered growing attention in recent years as key first-responders to humanitarian needs in the communities they are a part of and that they serve. But RLOs…...

AI for humanitarians: A conversation on the hype, the hope, the future

As needs rise and the humanitarian sector looks to innovative ways of supporting people living through crises, could some of the answers lie in the power of AI? Possibly. Humanitarians…...

What can Humanitarians Expect from the UN’s Pact for the Future?

‘I’m not that alarmed that this process could damage the multilateral system, but I am worried that it will waste time, resources, and political capital.’ The main UN General Assembly…...

Shifting Power Dynamics, Localization, and Decolonization: Implications for Community-based Peacebuilding

The success–or failure–of peace and development approaches hinge on power dynamics in our relationships with each other. The range of actors and entities critical to the success of peacebuilding and…...

Why These 10 Humanitarian Crises Demand your Attention Now. Beyond Gaza and Ukraine, Emergency Aid Needs are Going Unmet in these Neglected Hotspots Around the Globe.

As the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine continue to dominate headlines going into 2024, it’s important to remember the many other crises that are too easily forgotten by the media…...

Trends Driving Humanitarian Need in 2024 (and what to do about them)

Here are seven key trends likely to leave millions of people in need of food, medical care, shelter, or other humanitarian aid over the next year; plus, some ideas on…...

How emerging technologies are reshaping peace and security

The rapid pace of technology is not only transforming our daily lives and work but also reshaping our understanding of peace and security. As 2023 draws to a close, we…...

Foreign Aid Was Supposed To Help Nations In Need. It Has Instead Enriched Western Contractors

How the aid-industrial complex undercuts regional expertise and gives a competitive advantage to Western contractors with networks of ‘independent consultants’...

Why foreign aid isn’t as generous as the latest figures might suggest

A closer look at the OECD estimates reveals that assistance to least developed countries actually fell in 2022. Foreign aid spent at home now surpasses what big donors give to…...