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We are Elrha, a force for change in the humanitarian community. The research and innovation we support equips the humanitarian community with the knowledge of what works, so people affected by crises get the right help when they need it most.
Our purpose is clear: to empower the humanitarian community to improve humanitarian response. We make this happen by supporting and championing the outcomes of robust research and proven innovations.
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We are Elrha

A global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation


To improve humanitarian outcomes through partnership, research and innovation


A world equipped to mitigate the impact of humanitarian crises

We are an established actor in the humanitarian community, working in partnership with humanitarian organisations, researchers, innovators, and the private sector to tackle some of the most difficult challenges facing people all over the world.

We equip humanitarian responders with knowledge of what works, so that people affected by crises get the right help when they need it most.

Our guiding principles

In pursuing our vision of a world equipped to mitigate the impact of humanitarian crises, we want to make sure that our work is undertaken in an ethical and robust way. To ensure this all our work is led by six guiding principles

  1. Improving outcomes for people affected by crisis is at the heart of our work.
  2. People have a right to quality humanitarian response that is informed by robust evidence.
  3. Research and innovation should always be undertaken within a responsible and ethical framework
  4. Evidence must be made widely available and accessible to achieve the greatest possible impact.
  5. Collaboration and partnership, including with people affected by crisis, improves the quality, impact and uptake of research and innovation.
  6. Creativity, exploration and informed risk-taking is crucial to learn and bring about change.

Becoming an anti-racist organisation

We are committed to being an anti-racist organisation. This involves an honest examination of how our work reinforces existing inequity, and proactively working with others to address structural and systemic racism in our sector. We are not yet where we need to be. But, we have developed a set of strategic commitments to anti-racism and are working on our detailed action plan to realise these as an organisational priority.

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