Action Against Hunger team deliver hygiene kits to Iraqi refugees. Which organizations are among the top employers in humanitarian relief? Photo by: Florian Seriex / ACF International / CC BY

Mozambique, after being struck by two cyclones, is in desperate need of assistance to reach those still without access to food, water, medicine, and shelter. The ongoing conflict in Yemen and Syria forces tens of thousands to flee their homes, while in Somalia, severe drought has resulted in growing food insecurity. These are the tough environments that organizations working in the humanitarian relief sector are often operating in — facing natural disasters and conflict head-on.

Humanitarian organizations need to be on the ground quickly. Once basic needs have been met in the aftermath of an emergency, efforts to rebuild the community — including its education, health, and livelihood systems — are at the top of the agenda.

This article was last updated on 4 June 2019

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