Empowering Communities for Times of Crisis

Humanitarian Standards and Rights-Based Approach in Nepal 

Humanitarian assistance is governed and guided by interconnected institutional and operational entities through which assistance is provided to save lives, alleviate suffering, and protect human value during and in any emergency situations, as well as prepare and strengthen capacities to mitigate impacts in the event of any reoccurrence of similar situations. Humanitarian standards are critical in ensuring that people impacted by disasters or conflicts receive the protection, assistance, and necessities required to live with dignity. This case study highlights the Nepal Preparedness Partnership (NPP) initiatives in building capacities on core humanitarian standards as well as promotion of humanitarian principles and standards in Nepal.