By Louise Redvers 

DUBAI, 2 March 2015 (IRIN) - In the past 25 years, regional humanitarian organisations have grown in number from just five in 1990 to nearly 30 today – and they are playing an increasingly active role in disaster response and aid delivery, especially in areas deemed too politically sensitive for “western” international agencies.

Although their make-up and mandates vary widely, from aid delivery and disaster relief to co-ordination and funding, they are typically par...

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