The next steps to enhancing cross-sector collaboration requires a dialogue on Canada’s role during humanitarian disasters as well as a set of tools and training initiatives.
The needs of vulnerable populations surviving a catastrophe must be the driver of any partnership between an NGO and a corporate entity.
Despite the dedication of several players, some emergencies continue to push us well beyond our ability to respond effectively.
A new survey indicates the percentage of people who say they trust these groups sits at a dismal 50 per cent, nine percentage points down from 2008.
Almost seven million Syrians are directly affected by the conflict. More than four million of them have been forced to leave their homes. And 1.5 million have fled to refugee camps or host communities in neighbouring countries.
While interest is drawn to a conflict’s military and diplomatic advances, the plight of thousands of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities receives comparatively little attention.
While it is laudable to pay attention to the Sahel today, it will be even more impressive, and cost-effective, to address long-term solutions.