The ethical analysis of state funding is designed to ensure the independence of humanitarian action. In situations of armed conflict, it must be dynamic and adapted to the context. Yet, given the changing nature of conflicts, it is imperative for NGOs to constantly review the safeguards it puts in place.
For VOICE’s 24th newsletter, Amandine Rave, Handicap International Foundation’s Ethical and Policy Analyst, shared some thoughts on private sector partnerships, NGO funding and ethics, highlighting how Handicap International’s ethical evaluation of its fund-providing private partners contributes to its independence.
A new issue of Humanitarian Alternatives has just been released ! With a focus on forced migration, this third and last issue of 2016 offers greater and renewed content on topics such as the World Humanitarian Summit or the European refugee crises.
Humanitarian action faces growing political constraints. Counterterrorism laws are a prime example and have negative consequences such as restricting funding allocated to complex crises, delaying project implementation or creating self-censorship by NGOs. In that perspective, should NGOs advocate more for humanitarian exemptions?