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Humanitarian Emergency Response Review: UK Government Response

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1 January 2011

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Humanitarian Emergency Response Review: UK Government Response

“Lord Ashdown’s Humanitarian Emergency Response Review (HERR) has raised the bar for the UK Government. It has given direction, reminded us of key principles and outlined a new approach to ensure we are fit to respond to emergencies in the 21st Century. The review requires a step change in the way we work, in our humanitarian work and in our development work. This response document (2011) by DFIP (the Department for International Development) sets out what that step change will look like. It also sets out the framework for the UK’s humanitarian policy going forward. The HERR themes are relevant not just for rapid onset emergencies, but also for our work in protracted conflict and fragile states. The HERR sets out the core principles that will guide all our humanitarian work, and the key policy commitments that will shape our actions in the coming years. Over the next three months we will develop a short policy note that covers all DFID humanitarian action, including protracted emergencies.”


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