Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response in Emergency Contexts (LPRR) in Nairobi’s Korogocho Slum

Why are donors so reluctant to fund protracted, slow onset, urban crises?

By Becky Murphy (Resilience Capacity Building Officer and Lead Researcher at Christian Aid and Kings College London University)

Becky is currently travelling to 8 humanitarian intervention sites to capture if and how emergency response can integrate resilience building.

“The further we let them fall, the heavier they are to pick up” (Field Staff).

“We need to educate the donor” (Field Staff).

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Cash transfers work.

Cash transfers effectively empower vulnerable households struggling with the negative impacts of protracted, slow onset crises. They give the people a lift to tackle underlying vulnerabilities. At least this is what a recent Linking Preparedness Resilience and Response (LPRR) case study in Korogocho has highlighted.

So why is it so hard to find funding for them? Continue reading