When a crisis hits, protection and evacuation measures are usually reserved for foreign aid workers – despite local staff being the backbone of the international humanitarian system.
Why is the same duty of care not extended to all aid workers – why does this double standard persist?
Othman Moqbel is the CEO of Action for Humanity, an aid organisation trying to provide equal protection for all staff. He joins The New Humanitarian’s Senior Africa Editor Obi Anyadike on the latest What’s Unsaid episode.
“I don’t really believe that money should be an excuse,” Moqbal says. “I think it’s related to the leadership of organisations; it's related to the senior team and how they understand dealing with locals and international staff.”
What’s Unsaid is the new bi-weekly podcast exploring the open secrets and uncomfortable conversations that surround the world’s conflicts and disasters, hosted by staff editors Obi Anyadike and Ali Latifi.
Guest: Othman Moqbel, CEO Action for Humanity
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