Introduction and purpose of the research
It is widely believed that the practice of INGOs recruiting national staff, particularly in support of humanitarian response, can undermine national NGO capacity, but there has been very limited analysis about the ways in which it affects local NGOs’ ability to respond to crises themselves or the impact that it has on their ability to retain high quality staff.
Families in Nepal are now moving into new homes - built by local masons trained in earthquake-resilient techniques - after two massive earthquakes on 25 April and 12 May 2015 destroyed thousands of homes.
Giovanna Reda, Head of Humanitarian Programmes for Asia, Middle East and Latin America at aid agency CAFOD, said:
“Our humanitarian response includes supporting local partners to run training workshops with people from affected communities, so they can build safer homes that can withstand earthquakes.
Catholic aid agencies call for a new deal, as Syrian refugees hit more than five million
A group of Catholic aid agencies are calling on this week's Brussels Conference on Syria to recommit support to Syrians forced to flee, as more than five million Syrians - or a quarter of the country’s pre-war population - have been forced to cross borders and register as refugees in neighbouring countries.
The undersigned international and national NGOs and respective NGO coordination fora welcome the fact that the international community, under the impetus of the EU, is convening in Brussels to address and respond to the Syria crisis.
The people of the Sudan’s Darfur Region have experienced numerous shocks of various types over the past 15 years. This report describes exactly how shocks have affected specific livelihood groups in Darfur, the extent to which people have been successful at recovering their self-sufficiency, and why. We found that households make calculated decisions based on balancing the potential risks and returns of activities in light of shocks. We found that some key factors influencing resilience and recovery in this context include: