Country Coordinating Mechanisms Can Address Chronic Crises

Devex: Better systems to address chronic crises
Alexander Matheou, regional representative for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Southern Africa

“…For chronic crises, we should learn from the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, and set up government-led CCMs [(country coordinating mechanisms)] on resilience to disasters that compel all agencies to align behind a coherent, nationally owned plan, and be accountable for the aspects they are charged to implement. This is especially true for slow onset disasters and chronic crises in middle-income countries, where the conditions are stable enough to plan long-term, governments can take a rightful lead, and the little aid money remaining needs to be used for maximum, sustainable effect” (8/22).

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