Better systems to address chronic crises

What should the aid community change in the way it tackles slow onset disasters and chronic crises in middle-income countries? The IFRC’s Alexander Matheou discusses how we can apply lessons learned from fighting HIV, tuberculosis and malaria to fix Namibia’s drought problem.

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About the author

  • Alexander Matheou

    Alexander Matheou is the executive director of international for the British Red Cross. He has worked in the humanitarian sector for 20 years and has experience of working in the Middle East, South Asia, the former Soviet Union and Africa. His major areas of thematic experience include disaster management, risk reduction, good donorship practices, and aid effectiveness.