As 2018 begins, the challenges of humanitarian crises are momentous. Humanitarians are responding to large-scale emergencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Syria and Yemen. “These challenges are complex but there are reasons for optimism” writes Larissa Fast. In her blog on ODI website she claims that the opportunities to increase humanitarian effectiveness in 2018 are: 1)more local and context related responses, 2) data and technology and 3) a comprehensive reform of the humanitarian sector.
Three opportunities for humanitarians in 2018