2010 started off with the world watching the devastating earthquake in Haiti. ICVA, along with many others, engaged in helping with NGO coordination in a context where there were soon to be hundreds, if not thousands, of NGOs and others coming to help Haiti. While the coordination efforts helped in some ways, it could hardly be called an overwhelming success, given the well-known criticisms of the response. ICVA used the occasion to draw lessons about NGO coordination – from Haiti and a number of other cases of NGO coordination in humanitarian response – which should lead to useful tools to support NGOs in the coming years.
ICVA Annual Report 2010