Do we need a network of Southern NGOs to improve humanitarian aid?

How Matters, 26 May 2015, Jennifer Lentfer

The role of southern NGOs in humanitarian aid is the subject of debate and dissent in international circles. Long viewed as the unseen workhorses of the sector, their efforts are increasingly being recognized as vital for a more effective and responsive global humanitarian system.

“We are only the facilitators for change, the communities are the drivers,” explains Degan Ali, Adeso’s Executive Director. “We are grounded in our work that started almost 25 years ago, in one town, Badhan, Somalia.”

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