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Accountability to Affected Populations in Limited to No-Access Zones

Accountability to Affected Populations in Limited to No-Access Zones
Dec 2012

Many major humanitarian crises involving natural disasters or conflict can present significant humanitarian access problems.

Barriers can include the absence of: physical access to populations or infrastructures due to geographical, political or conflict reasons adequate security time to consult population in life-threatening situations coherent social structures within displaced populations.

In 2011 the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principals acknowledged the fundamental importance of accountability to affected populations and endorsed five commitments placing it at the core of its emergency policy and practice.