Humanitarian aid in a riskier world

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By Nigel Fisher

Humanitarian crises cannot be the domain of humanitarian actors alone. How can we look beyond the humanitarian community for new ideas and solutions? Nigel Fisher, senior adviser at The KonTerra Group explains how localization, partnerships and innovation can help.


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Humanitarian aid in a riskier world

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Humanitarian crises cannot be the domain of humanitarian actors alone. How can we look beyond the humanitarian community for new ideas and solutions? Nigel Fisher, senior adviser at The KonTerra Group explains how localization, partnerships and innovation can help.

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