(05) The Necessity of humanitarian reform, Fatima Abdeen
Ms Fatima Abdeen
Purpose: With the increasing number of vulnerable people in need of humanitarian assistance due to armed conflict, climate change and natural disasters, it has become important and necessary to reform humanitarian work to contribute towards the improvement of the humanitarian situation around the world.
Methodology: This research paper examines humanitarian actions through using a descriptive analytical method. It seeks to understand and analyse the challenges facing humanitarian work, discover the variables affecting the process of reforming humanitarian systems, and develop those systems in order to increase their effectiveness and efficiency in dealing with these challenges.
Findings: This study emphasises the importance of humanitarian agencies’ need to focus more on localisation, using developed tools such as the cash assistant programme, linking between relief and development and using the nexus approach.
Value: Likewise, this paper recommends that the MENA region and Gulf countries work in partnership to create more sustainable developments and decisions to reduce carbon emissions, and to achieve the international goals for a better future.
Limitation: More research needs to be done on the contribution of the Gulf countries towards a more sustainable future.