The humanitarian system and its legitimacy crisis – the power of transformational partnerships and networks

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Less than two weeks before the World Humanitarian Summit, a lot of eyes are driven on Istanbul, waiting to hear what changes and what decisions will be taken to “repair” our “broken” humanitarian system. While stakes are high, expectations have been watered-down with the announcement that no commitments would be made. However, the opportunity to […]

World Humanitarian Summit…what can be expected?

After almost 2 years of multi-stakeholder consultations, involving more than 23,000 people in eight regional consultations as well as several thematic consultations and one global consultation, the countdown to Istanbul is getting closer and stakes are high. We keep hearing that the humanitarian system is under strain, that the gap between available funding and humanitarian […]

Le kurdistan irakien, un territoire en transformation

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Officiellement, sur mon billet d’avion, c’était écrit Iraq. Mais c’était très clair dès mon arrivé que j’étais au Kurdistan, pas en Iraq. Tout d’abord, du ciel, je m’attendais à voir des kilomètres de désert. Un paysage ambré et désolé à perte de vue. En arrivant à Erbil, c’est plutôt des montagnes et des vallées verdoyantes […]