Righting the Wrong: Strengthening local humanitarian leadership to save lives and strengthen communities

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Oxfam America

Each year tens of millions of people are receiving vital humanitarian aid, there are however millions more that are suffering without adequate help and protection, and their number is relentlessly rising. Many times people suffer due to the incapability or unwillingness of governments to ensure their citizens’ access to aid and protection. This paper looks at how the humanitarian system can be improved and calls for a shift of power and resources from international actors to local actors.

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