Humanitarian and emergency response programming protects people and their dignity through advocacy and partnership. Responding to crisis situations in a way that protects all persons, especially those who are most vulnerable, necessitates thorough assessments and coordinated actions (ReliefWeb). This Thematic Action Area is a collection of discussions, resources, events, and more that provide knowledge and collaboration opportunities around humanitarian and emergency response programming in conflict-affected settings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Humanitarian aid provides assistance in response to crises through the provision of basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing & medical support (Peace Terms).
Humanitarian aid must integrate peacebuilding measures & conflict sensitivity to avoid perpetuating violence & humanitarian need. Peacebuilding & humanitarian aid differ in that the former addresses the underlying drivers of violence & the latter responds to some of its symptoms (Mercy Corps). Commonalities include aiming to build resilience, assisting national actors in coping with current & future crises, and focusing on capacity building to prevent reversion to violence, which could trigger future humanitarian crises (OCHA).
To start conversations about and provide insight on topics related to humanitarian & emergency response programming, please explore & contribute to our Discussions.
For a collection of resources on humanitarian & emergency response programming in conflict settings, please visit our Resource Library.
For a list of organizations & groups working in humanitarian & emergency response programming, please see our Collaboration Map.