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Humanitarian Accountability Report

The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP International) has launched the 2008 Humanitarian Accountability Report (May 2009).

The 2008 report opens with an overview of humanitarian accountability in 2008, highlighting the principal developments and accountability trends across the humanitarian sector throughout the year. It concludes that the humanitarian system is moving in the right direction towards a system that champions the rights and the dignity of disaster survivors. The Humanitarian Accountability Survey collated views of accountability from more than 650 respondents, ranging from donors to senior managers based at head office to field site staff. The survey found growing confidence in improved practices towards disaster survivors, but also suggested that humanitarian aid workers perceived there was still a long way to go. Comparisons are made with previous years that reflect the increasing impact of humanitarian accountability on the sector.

The third chapter in the Report, 'Voices of disaster survivors', is devoted to the voices of people who experienced a humanitarian disaster in 2008. HAP staff spoke to over 685 people affected by disaster and the quotations cited are drawn directly from these conversations.

The final two chapters provide the Accountability Workplan Implementation Reports from 21 HAP member agencies and the HAP Secretariat's Annual Report. To request a hardcopy of the 2008 Report please follow the link and to find out more about HAP Internat- ional and humanitarian accountability please visit our website.

Copies of the report are available online at http://www.hapinternational.org/projects/publications.aspx

Hard copies can be requested online or from Jamie Munn, Research and Communications Manager, HAP International, Maison Internationale de l'Environnement 2, Chemin Balexert 7 (first floor, room 1-08), CH - 1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 227881641 Fax: +41 (0) 227973861 email: jmunn@hapinternational.org

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Humanitarian Accountability Report. Field Exchange 36, July 2009. p17. www.ennonline.net/fex/36/humanitarian

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