Humanitarian Policy Group

One of the world's leading teams working on humanitarian issues. We are dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice through a combination of high-quality analysis, dialogue and debate.


Iraqi refugee children in Syria. Photo © Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/IRIN

How aid agencies should engage with IS in Iraq

New Crisis Brief

As humanitarian needs increase in parts of Iraq under Islamic State (IS) control, agencies must engage with militants to get aid to civilians.

African Union Mission in Somalia, Somali police and DFID meet in Baidoa © AU/UN IST PHOTO / MAHAMUD HASSAN

Regional humanitarianism in action


Regional crises like the rise of IS and Ebola demand regional responses. For the first time, regional organisations will meet to discuss how to better respond to humanitarian crises.

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