Engaging Local Government in Urban Humanitarian Response

Resource type:Audio-visual materialLanguage:EnglishKeywords:CoordinationGovernmentNational & regional actorsRefugees/IDPsUrbanRegions:Western AsiaAgency:ALNAPMercy CorpsDate published:November 2014

Complex as they are in their markets and communities, cities are also intricate in their levels/structures of governance. As centres of politics and commerce, as well as home for tens of thousands, national, regional &and local/municipal government structures all have a role. Recently, humanitarians have taken steps to engage National Disaster Management Authorities (NDMAs) (see http://www.alnap.org/ndma). But what about local government?

Due to the massive scale of displacement resulting from the crisis in Syria, a fourth of Lebanon’s population are now refugees. With no formal camps, many refugees are in urban municipalities, placing huge strain on local government. Reflecting on this on-going crisis, MercyCorps shared their experiences learning from and supporting municipalities as they continue to respond to the needs of refugees and Lebanese host communities. For more MercyCorps’ work, including a policy brief & guidebook developed from these experiences, please visit http://tinyurl.com/kklz4p6.

 

Resource from ALNAP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzmmPGK0u8c#t=44

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.

Related Resources

Video
13 Jun 2016
This video is part of the series, ‘Staying Prepared – Lessons from 2015 Nepal Earthquakes.’ These videos capture experiences and lessons learned from different communities which were affected by the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes. This seco...
Tags: Video, Earthquake
Video
25 Mar 2015
#SoyPreventivo nace como una campaña educativa en Santo Domingo, República Dominicana que pretende demostrar que a través de las redes sociales podemos influir y contribuir desde la comunicación digital, en las estrategias de seguridad y gestión...
Tags: Video
Video
20 Nov 2014
This video explains how a behavioral approach to persuasive communication can produce a quantifiable results. By developing a deep understanding of group behavior, we can advance effective solutions to complex behavioral problems. All credit for thi...
Tags: Video, Behavior Change and Disaster Preparedness
Scroll to Top