VIDEO INTERVIEW - In conversation with Olivier Humbert-Droz, who worked for the ICRC in Somalie from 2011 to 2013. He talks about the importance of understanding the local context and of working alongside communities, to ensure that everybody accepts you and that you can work in dangerous places like Somalia.... ...Read more
We believe that it’s essential to be on-the-ground and in close proximity to the people we help. This way we can better understand their needs and respond appropriately and efficiently.
We strive to ensure that international humanitarian law continues to be relevant to today’s conflicts and protects the most vulnerable. We actively seek to achieve better respect for IHL by engaging with fighters and those who influence their behaviour.
We believe that people affected by conflict and armed violence should play a central role in deciding their aid. They know their environment and what they need. After all, they’re the ones concerned.
We believe that the diversity of the humanitarian response makes it possible to better meet the needs of vulnerable people.