Keyword: Policy in emergencies

Policy in emergencies


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Policy in emergencies

Natural disasters, conflicts and other shocks and crises almost always have a disproportionate impact on the lives of people living in poverty, as the impact of disasters is often a reflection of the inequality that exists in a society. Direct service delivery and programmatic response are often not enough to enable these people to recover fully, which is why policy and advocacy work have an important role in emergency response and during the post-emergency recovery period. We can achieve a much greater impact through direct advocacy, campaigning and policy analysis than by doing programme work alone. Our integrated approach to policy and programming reflects and embodies the human rights-based approach.

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