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David Verboom answers people’s frequently asked questions about humanitarian aid.
In 2017, humanitarian organisations reached more people in need than ever before and countless lives have been saved. However, humanitarian emergencies have become more frequent, complex, longer-lasting and are affecting more people than ever before, stretching the humanitarian community to new lengths.
Imagine you have no choice but to abandon your home and flee from violence. You see family members die, you lose dear friends and neighbors. You emerge in a strange place and try to survive on your own without your possessions.
Now imagine doing that as a child. You’d grow up fast, whether you like it or not.
Conflict puts children at risk
The Kuehne Foundation Helps Strengthen the Links in Medair’s Supply Chain
When you work for Medair in one of our remote field locations, there’s no such thing as an average day. Every new morning brings new challenges, decisions, and negotiations that require clear communication and cooperation in order to meet objectives and bring relief to struggling communities.
The call to improve the quality of humanitarian aid has intensified as the sector is undergoing radical change - both internal and external.This article proposes the introduction of the internationally recognised ISO 9001 quality standard as an additional mechanism to improve and protect the quality and credibility of the humanitarian aid sector.