Principled Humanitarian Action and Advocacy

How Dunantist humanitarian principles are applied and negotiated is evolving.

Key insights

  • Humanitarian principles will be altered by the integration of non-Dunantist cultures and different perspectives on humanitarianism.

  • Private sector actors and the militarization of humanitarian action will challenge the application of humanitarian principles.

  • Country and regional programming and advocacy will no longer be directed from Europe/North America; there will be a decentralization of INGOs toward more federated structures organized through alliances.