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Evictions Crisis: How COVID-19 Is Exacerbating Housing Inequality

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague communities around the world, evictions and housing insecurities are intensifying. Marginalized groups are…

December 23, 2020
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Power, Privilege & the Realities of NGO Localization Efforts Amid COVID-19

Localization is a fashionable topic in the humanitarian community. The COVID-19 pandemic—where containment measures continue to disrupt humanitarian access—has ignited…

May 17, 2021
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Roadmap for Research

The lack of systematic research and peer-reviewed publications in the humanitarian sector—particularly in shelter and settlements assistance—sheds light on the…

June 8, 2021
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Local Leadership in Humanitarian Response Initiative

Many people see “localization” as a key to providing quality humanitarian assistance in the face of decreased funding and increased…

August 30, 2022
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Achieving Wider Impacts in Humanitarian Response

Although seen as a siloed sector within the humanitarian system, shelter and settlements assistance impacts every aspect of people’s lives.

February 28, 2023
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In Search of Local Leadership

“Local organizations must continue to try to implement projects that generate self-sustainability [and] build more robust alliances, without losing…

June 20, 2023
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Understanding Successful Locally Led Humanitarian Responses

“Localization is when [local NGOs] implement interventions and access funding at the same pace as [international NGOs]. It is…

January 31, 2024
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Environmental Management in Humanitarian Responses

While humanitarian responses focus mostly on the emergency phase—like addressing lifesaving and immediate needs—addressing the impacts and risks of climate…

January 31, 2024
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Moving Toward a Locally-Led Humanitarian Response

Localization isn’t a new concept for the global humanitarian community. After many years of debate and conversation, dozens of humanitarian…

May 3, 2022
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Outcomes from the Inaugural U.S. Conference on Housing, Land, and Property in Crisis Contexts

Displacement, whether caused by disaster or conflict, is fundamentally connected to housing, land, and property (HLP) rights.

July 25, 2023