Humanitarian assistance

We deliver emergency humanitarian aid to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity during and after man-made and natural disasters, as well as to prevent and strengthen preparedness for when such situations occur.

All our humanitarian actions are governed by the key humanitarian principles of: humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our focus is on restoring the basic necessities and improving the well-being of those in need as a result of the calamities.

CPD’s responses to humanitarian crises are built on the understanding that effective emergency response not only requires utilizing lessons learned, best practices, and normative principles of the broader field of humanitarian assistance, but also a rigorous understanding of the local context, and the underlying factors associated with vulnerability.

CPD believes that even emergency responses mobilized with the best of intentions, when not based on rigorous, integrated assessment of the local context, can have unintended negative consequences on local capacity to recover from crises and rebuild stronger, more resilient communities. For this reason, CPD’s emergency response objective is to not only save lives and meet immediate needs, but be accountable for laying a foundation for recovery and longer-term resilience.

We deliver aid in a “conflict-sensitive” manner in line with the do-no-harm principle. We design, manage, implement, and adapt our programs to maximize the opportunities to build peace in the conflict areas we work in and where there are hostilities among target communities.