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Only a fraction of humanitarian aid goes through local organisations. Why?

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Disaster response that involves groups on the ground is often more effective and more timely, but concrete commitments are needed to get funds to local NGOs

Michael Mosselmans
Michael Mosselmans is head of humanitarian programme policy practice and advocacy for Christian Aid

Friday 5 February 2016 05.31 EST Last modified on Friday 5 February 2016 07.22 EST

Not long after the earthquakes that hit Nepal last year, international NGOs met in Kathmandu. Present at the gathering was Lajana Manandhar, the head of Lumanti, a major Nepalese support group established in 1993 to improve housing and basic services in poor communities. No one spoke to her or acknowledged her presence.

Read the story on the Guardian