Humanitarian Assistance

ERIKS Development Partner

ERIKS responds to crises together with local partners

ERIKS’ humanitarian work and Disaster Risk Reduction is linked to the development policy and the strategy to promote the realisation of the rights of the child. The objective is to save life, alleviate human suffering and support people’s right to a life in dignity. The humanitarian interventions focus on children’s rights to protection and assistance.

ERIKS also supports partners to work with resilience and disaster risk reduction (DRR) to contribute to people’s and communities’ ability to deal with change, mostly due to climate change.

The presence and rootedness in the local community of ERIKS’ partner organisations allow a unique possibility to respond rapidly and sensitively to humanitarian crises. ERIKS’ partners have strong grassroots links and can access areas where few other actors operate. Therefore, ERIKS has a privileged possibility to link humanitarian interventions and development work.

ERIKS’ approaches:

  •  Implementing humanitarian- and disaster risk reduction-projects with existing partners.
  • Strengthening the child protection and child participation perspectives in humanitarian response.
  • Developing capacity of implementing partners to respond to crises.
  • Adhering to the Core Humanitarian Standard for Quality and Accountability.

In addition, ERIKS’ theory of change has a holistic, child focused perspective on development. This means that the ambition is to promote improved resilience and sustainability through strengthening the families, care-givers and communities around the child. ERIKS’ resilience approach targets the intersection of humanitarian and development activities.