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    “Halting conflict, protecting civilians, and negotiating peace always requires innovation and collaboration. From its efforts to galvanise a global demand for a ceasefire on Gaza to its work behind the scenes on Syria and Sudan, Crisis Action has done vital work to channel and focus the efforts of a wide variety of organisations and individuals in pursuit of respect for humanitarian principles and saving lives. I’ve seen first-hand how this can impact decision-making efforts in much-needed ways. I can’t thank them enough.”


    Martin Griffiths

    Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations (New York)

    “Crisis Action’s contribution to keeping the critical issues of our generation on the front burner of policymakers is vital. Their work convening and collaborating with a diversity of actors from a variety of sectors, who work and think differently, is essential to tackling the crises we face in Africa and across the world.”


    Shuvai Busuman Nyoni

    Executive Director, African Leadership Centre (Kenya)

    “What Crisis Action does so well is to put the voices of people affected by conflict at the heart of the peace process. They have helped us ensure the voices of women are heard as we look to move towards a future of inclusive peace, justice, and human security.”

    Rasha Jarhoum

    Director, Peace Track Initiative (Yemen)

    “Crisis Action is a rare organization because so much of what it does is below the radar. Their lack of ego makes their efforts particularly notable in this era of digital self-promotion. Yet it is precisely this low-profile way of working that is core to this impressive and dynamic organization. That a team of Crisis Action’s small size can accomplish so much for so many vulnerable civilians in conflicts is nothing short of extraordinary.”

    Jan Egeland

    Secretary General, The Norwegian Refugee Council 

    “Crisis Action’s energy and strategic approach to tackling conflict around the world is a model we can all learn from.”

    Oby Ezekwesili

    Co-founder, #BringBackOurGirls movement (Nigeria)

    “In their work, they have continued to demonstrate the power of pairing sophisticated geo-strategic analysis with unerring focus on action and impact. They have broken down unhelpful silos and brought new allies to their conflict prevention cause. Doctors, lawyers, artists, faith leaders, military figures, and former heads of state: all have been mobilised by Crisis Action at different moments when their voices and views will be crucial to spur political attention to the experiences and policy recommendations of communities impacted by conflict and those working with them.”

    Mark Malloch-Brown

    Former president, Open Society Foundations

    “As grassroots Syrian associations, we don’t have the capacity to do even half of the advocacy efforts we are doing now. A big part of our success goes to this amazing organisation that supports us. Thanks to Crisis Action, we know where to focus our campaigning efforts rather than wasting our limited resources. With the expertise and support Crisis Action has provided, we are getting to steps ahead of time and are very close to achieving one of our main objectives.”

    Ahmad Helmi

    Director, Ta’afi survivors’ group (Syria)

    “Crisis Action has been instrumental in coordinating Pan-African civil society’s response to the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza. Deeper engagement between CSOs and African policymakers is essential to generating human-centred policies that prioritise civilians—and Crisis Action’s work ensures this.”

    Ambassador Frederic Gateretse-Ngoga

    Senior Advisor on International Partnerships, Political Affairs and Peace and Security Commission, African Union Commision (Addis Ababa)

    “The type of work Crisis Action does is different.  Because they help NGOs to be in the front.  They push from the back, and this is very important because networking and advocacy work is very important in protecting the human rights of people. Crisis Action does this perfectly.  We consider Crisis Action as our army in advocacy.”

    Radhya Almutawakel

    Chairperson, Mwatana for Human Rights (Yemen)  

    “Crisis Action was key to the establishment of the institution for Syrian families. They provided astute strategic guidance and ensured all stakeholders listened to the families’ asks. It was a pleasure to observe this close cooperation that led to a unique achievement in the effort to obtain justice for all Syrians.”

    Hanny Megally

    Commissioner/ Deputy Director, UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic/ NYU Center on International Cooperation (CIC).