Making aid work for people in crises
Stories of irrelevant aid regularly arise in humanitarian assistance. People affected by disasters or crises receive food they cannot eat, services they do not want or technologies they cannot use. If they are not getting what they really need, something is going wrong.
Relevance is central to humanitarian principles and standards, however, putting it into practice is profoundly difficult and potentially disruptive. Realigning the humanitarian offer with the priorities of affected people opens unique opportunities in identifying dynamic needs, being culturally and contextually relevant and delivering on time and at scale.