Context matters.


For more than 25 years, CDA has championed the importance of local perspectives and a systemic understanding of conflict. Our “Do No Harm” principles have revolutionized how relief and development agencies, donors, and corporations work in complex environments. We believe that aid is most effective when local organizations are in the lead, working together with international actors to respond to the needs of people affected by conflict.

With the international aid system under increasing threat, and the number of people in need growing, CDA’s expertise is more relevant than ever. From the crises in Syria and South Sudan, Sri Lanka to Myanmar, CDA is working around the world to improve aid efforts in some of the world’s most complex environments. But we can’t do it alone.

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