The importance of Humanitarian Action Localization in Yemen

(alteef) Hussein Alsuhayli

During the war’s years in Yemen, which left the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, it was the local civil society organizations that delivered aid to the affected communities in all Yemen regions; Their staff are exposed to dangers in the confrontation areas and near to the fire lines. Also, they are those who understand the conditions, politics, local culture, and the community customs and traditions. However, they still have been treated by UN and international organizations as an implementing partner, a subcontractor, or a service provider, and not as a strategic partner.

This is why civil society organizations seek to #Humanitarian_Action_Localization_in_Yemen to:
• Improving the humanitarian action effectiveness, impact, and efficiency so that it meets local needs according to priorities and avoids wasting grants and aid.
• Link relief efforts with peacebuilding and economic empowerment.
• Get the affected communities out of the stage of receiving humanitarian aid, to the stage of recovery, stability, and production.
• Implement donors, UN organizations, and international organizations’ commitments related to humanitarian aid localization enshrined in the “Grand Deal” and the “Pact for Change”.
• Establish effective partnerships for development between civil society organizations, the private sector, state institutions, local councils, and local communities
• Strength the civil society organizations in Yemen capacity to enable them to play an effective role in construction and development, as they are present before, during, and after the crisis.
Hussein Alsuhayli
#Humanitarian_Action_Localization_Initiative Coordinator
Tamdeen Youth Foundation Chairman