Cracking the code
Enhancing emergency response and resilience in complex crises
The existing aid structure is not designed to tackle the problems of 21st century fragile states.
The case studies in this paper illustrate a spectrum of the fragile contexts in which Mercy Corps works:
- a hot conflict in Syria,
- a refugee crisis in Lebanon,
- a protracted conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and
- development amid vulnerability in Uganda.
Drawing on these case studies, Mercy Corps makes recommendations for reforming the humanitarian system to improve interventions in these conflict-affected and fragile states.