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The response that humanitarian actors are most prepared to deliver is not always the response most relevant to the needs of people in crisis.
Demographic factors and culturally-specific attitudes and practices shape the priorities of crisis affected people, yet traditional humanitarian actors are generally poor at understanding and accommodating these in a response. Crises in different environments – such as urban landscapes and middle-income countries – are testing the appropriateness of traditional humanitarian ways of working. The relevance of short-term humanitarian assistance is being challenged in protracted crises, which in recent years have taken a larger share of humanitarian funding.
ALNAP has invited Martin Dietz to moderate a breakout session.