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Protection by Presence: How Donors and Media Coverage Shape the Ability of International and Local Organizations to Provide Protection

This event brings together humanitarian, human rights and local actors actively involved in providing protection to reflect on how their presence is leveraged by donors’ interests and media coverage. It encourages a collaborative approach between humanitarian and human rights actors to maximize all available channels and opportunities to influence donors’ in making effective, informed decisions and deploying resources to where they can have the greatest impact. It further gives voice to local actors, who are usually the first responders and the ones who can promote long-term solutions but are historically excluded from high level decision making, to promote strategies to overcome challenges in access and protection for underfunded and under covered crises.