Humanitarian reform: fulfilling its promise?


As with any reform, says UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes in his article on page 4 of this issue, “you have the believers, the sceptics and the opponents.” The perspectives of all three camps are reflected in the 25 articles that make up this issue’s feature section on humanitarian reform – which we hope will contribute to a constructive and fruitful debate around the world.

We are very grateful to Concern Worldwide, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Islamic Relief, OCHA’s Humanitarian Reform Support Unit, Save the Children UK, UNDP BCPR, UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP for providing financial support for this issue.

This issue, which has been published in English, Arabic, Spanish and French, also includes 16 other articles on a wide range of subjects.

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