Inklings | Who’s providing aid in Gaza (according to Gazans)

Today: A new bid to “confront” the humanitarian system, who’s providing aid in Gaza (according to Gazans), and a bashful flag-raising.

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‘We need to shake the tree’: A new commission aims to reimagine the humanitarian system by confronting the international architecture at the heart of a “broken” model. The CHH-Lancet Commission on Health, Conflict, and Forced Displacement launched this month with a goal of challenging humanitarian conventions – and a name that’s ripe for an abbreviation. It’s chaired by Paul Spiegel, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health (the CHH in the equation), and includes 20 or so academics and humanitarians from around the globe. Its manifesto, published in The Lancet, is promising “systemic changes and bold recommendations”. The commission says it will re-evaluate humanitarian principles, “deconstruct colonial legacies”, and “champion localisation”. It will include working groups with people affected by crisis. It will look ahead to the implications of artificial intelligence and the climate emergency on humanitarian health, and explore faster financing models. Come to think of it, it’s sort of like an episode of Rethinking Humanitarianism.


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