Promoting local perspectives in humanitarian crises
L2GP documents and promotes local perspectives on protection, survival and recovery in major humanitarian crises. Based on research in Burma/Myanmar, the occupied Palestinian territories, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria and Zimbabwe, L2GP explores what people living in areas affected by natural disasters and complex emergencies do to survive and protect themselves. Our research also document how people and communities perceive efforts undertaken by others such as local authorities, UN, NGOs, etc. You can find this and a number of analysis of funding flows to local humanitarian responders and a literary review on “localisation & locally-led responses” under “Research” in the menu above.
L2GP also work with developing new ways to support locally-led crisis responses. The visual story “More with Less – letting go in Palestine” explore early lessons with locally-led resilience, protection and community cash grants. The story is available in Arabic here.
Or watch “Fighting bombs with Perfume” about women-led protection in Sudan:
Find our other research and learning materials under the menu bar L2GP research above. You can find research summaries as published in the Humanitarian Practice Network Paper 72 here. Under resources we are creating an inventory of papers, webinars and videos relevant to community-led and community-based protection and survival. The menu inspiration contains links and suggestion to the work of a wider range of individuals and institutions, which have inspired us. The analysis and opinions in the individual papers and visuals on this web site are solely the responsibility of the credited author(s).
See a few examples of what survivors and front line responders have told us so far: