Documenting and supporting local responses to protection, survival and recovery in major humanitarian crises.

Documenting and supporting local responses to protection, survival and recovery in major humanitarian crises.

The first responders to any humanitarian crisis are communities and survivors themselves, who organise to find safety, security and meet their needs. Based on research conducted by Local to Global Protection (L2GP) and others on how people respond to crisis, we have developed the survivor and community-led crisis response (sclr) approach as a means to give survivors and groups in communities affected by crisis the power and resources to take charge of their own response.

Since the beginning of the pandemic L2GP has been working closely with our partners and networks to understand how citizen led self-help and mutual aid groups have been responding to the challenges posed by the crisis. Find out more here.

Our Work:

Survivor and community led crisis response (sclr) puts people at the centre of humanitarian response, giving them the resources to take control. Find out more about training on how to integrate sclr into your own work and reflections and lessons learned from the contexts in which it has been successfully implemented.

HPN 84 explores lessons and  recommendations from 10 year’s of implementing sclr.

Following the foundational research conducted in Burma/Myanmar, the occupied Palestinian territories, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria and Zimbabwe, L2GP has continued to research local responses to crisis along with lessons learned from the sclr approach.

HPN 72 provides a summary of our foundational research.

L2GPs research into humanitarian funding flows in the context of Grand Bargain commitments to localisation. How much money really goes to local and national NGOs and actors?

Find out more about what we do:

Community-led crisis response

Fighting bombs with perfume

In their own words

Sclr in the Philippines

More with less