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Humanitarian practitioners regularly engage in negotiations with governments and armed actors, both in their efforts to gain access to locations where beneficiaries reside and to promote the protection of civilians affected by armed conflict. However, the humanitarian sector has only recently begun to recognize the significant role that negotiations play in humanitarian action. Explore now...


The protection of humanitarian workers from attack is an increasingly critical challenge for the delivery of assistance and protection in complex environments around the world. While some risks are inherent to humanitarian action, recent years have seen a significant increase in deliberate attacks against humanitarian professionals. Such attacks endanger their lives, violate international humanitarian law, and jeopardize the consistent and effective delivery of relief to populations in need. Explore now...


Worldwide displacement is at a record high, as war, persecution, instability, poverty, natural disaster and climate change have resulted in the displacement of approximately 60 million people are displaced globally, 38 million of whom are internally displaced. While migration and displacement are not new phenomena, the unprecedented levels of current displacement have triggered intense political debates, regional and local humanitarian responses, and protection challenges for migrants, including vulnerabilities of moving through armed conflict areas, risks associated with exploitation and mistreatment during transit, insecurity of refugee camps, detention, and processing centers, changing policies in countries of transit and arrival, and the need for longer-term solutions. Explore now...

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