Top employers in humanitarian relief: A primer

Mercy Corps President Nancy Lindborg distributes dresses for girls displaced by fighting in northwest Pakistan between the country's military and the Taliban. The dresses were sewn by professional tailors as well as widows participating in a separate Mercy Corps-led handicraft training who volunteered to make clothing for the displaced. Photo by: Mercy Corps

View an updated version of top employers in humanitarian relief as of 2016 here. 

Humanitarian relief is one dynamic sector. With the onslaught of natural disasters and incidence of civil unrest, it is very easy to lose sight of who’s doing what, and where help is needed.

In this industry, two key indicators drive the job market: major events and money.

What’s the major event of the day? Where’s it happening? Who’s providing the financial support? For job seekers, knowing the answer to these questions is key to determining how they can best position themselves to take advantage of career opportunities.

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