In essence this methodology has a local third party overseeing aid delivery to an at-risk area, while the organization itself remains in a safe haven. Though this may lower the risk of becoming a target, it only partially resolves the emergency needs of the community, forsaking the long-term objective of sustainable livelihood development.
Syria is in the 7th year of crisis. The latest fragile peace agreement has shown little sign of diminishing the need for sustainable solutions, and a generation loss is imminent. Therefore, humanitarian operations need to reimagine themselves to resolve the tension between security management and program delivery by cultivating community trust in their programs.
To this end, Earth International Foundation partners with Syrian NGOs whose operations dovetail with these objectives.