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France adopts a new strategy for fragile situations

On 13 June, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs will present France’s new strategy for “fragility”. The main aspects of this strategy, which were announced at the last Inter-ministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development (CICID) show that the government wants to reinforce its general approach to crises and fragilities. They also represent a paradigm shift from a “fragility” approach to a more dynamic approach based on the concept of “fragilisation” which gives greater importance to risk detection and protection. Groupe URD, which has been [...]

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SAVE THE DATE - 2/4 October 2018: Agility, quality and accountability: aid in complex and protracted crises


This year – which is our 25th anniversary - we will be holding the tenth Autumn School on Humanitarian Aid on the theme of the agility, quality and accountability of aid in complex, protracted crisis contexts.

Grand Bargain annual independent report 2018


In May 2016, 18 donor countries and 16 aid organisations signed a ‘Grand Bargain’ outlining 51 mutual commitments across ten thematic workstreams – all aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian aid.

Conference to launch the “Zero Hunger” Strategy, in Djibouti on 24 June 2018


Since December 2017, Groupe URD has been working with the Djiboutian government, the WFP and the United Nations system to develop the “Zero Hunger” Strategy related to Sustainable Development Goal n°2.

Meeting of the Humanitarian Environment Network, 26 June 2018


The members of the Humanitarian Environment Network will be meeting on 26 June in the premises of Coordination Sud in Paris in order to discuss practical solutions to reduce the environmental footprint of aid.

The return of Ebola – previous Groupe URD studies on this subject


With a new outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and this time in a region that includes urban areas with major road and river networks, it is important to recall the lessons learned during the previous crisis