As more humanitarian crises around the world become protracted and as the integration of refugees into host communities become more imbedded, humanitarian actors today are called upon to marry relief, development, and peace building initiatives to achieve effective programming and service delivery.
This innovative approach is known as the humanitarian nexus.
As the number of refugees and displaced persons across the world soared to an all-time high this year (100 million people), humanitarian agencies must shift their programming in order to respond to multiple needs of vulnerable children, families and communities and support them to achieve their long-term aspirations
This also includes efforts to foster social cohesion among and between households and communities.
This shift from focusing only on immediate humanitarian needs, to addressing root causes of suffering and migration helps to support transformative change