Localisation and Local Humanitarian Action. Learning from Survivor- and Community-Led Response in Haiti

Greene, C., C. Ball, F. Jovin, F. Panier, J. Villarson, N. Beaujour, N. Töpperwien Blom, and S. Di Vicenz.
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01 May 2021
Humanitarian Exchange
Local capacity, humanitarian action
Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN)

This initiative is a collaboration between the Local to Global Protection Initiative and 12 national non-governmental organisations (NNGOs) in Haiti: GADEL, KORAL, ATEPASE, ACDED, SCH, SJM, AHAAMES, FNGA, GARR, Haiti Survie, RODEP and RSFP. Act Church of Sweden, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Christian Aid, and Lutheran World Federation provided support through mentoring and knowledge capture, and in the co-design and implementation of the survivor- and community-led response (sclr) approach in Haiti. Survivor-/community-led crisis response (sclr)25 enables national and international NGOs to work with and support spontaneous self-help actions by disaster- and crisis-affected people. So far, the approach has been co-designed and adapted in collaboration with nearly 30 NNGOs in the Philippines, Myanmar, the West Bank and Gaza, Sudan, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and Haiti. Together, these responses have addressed crises including floods, earthquakes, typhoons, droughts, conflict-related displacement, protracted crises, the Covid-19 pandemic and long-term poverty.