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Intermediaries in humanitarian action: a questionable shortcut to the effective localisation of aid?

Over the last decade, international humanitarian agencies have endeavoured to develop effective ways to localise their practices of intervention in areas receiving forced migrants or stricken by conflict or disasters. ‘Localisation’ is an umbrella term referring to all approaches to working with local actors, and includes ‘locally-led’ projects which refers specifically to “work that originates …

Suggested by Public Anthropologist – Ungovernable Life

This month’s “everybody must read” book is Ungovernable Life. Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq by Omar Dewachi. As both an anthropologist and an Iraqi medical doctor, Dewachi skilfully links the trajectory of Iraqi’s medicine and health infrastructure to processes of state formation under conditions of war and invasion. The book is a major contribution …