Afghanistan: Joint Operating Principles – Ensuring the Delivery of Principled Humanitarian Assistance (revised August 2021)

The Joint Operating Principles (JOPs) were endorsed by the HCT in December 2019 and revised in August 2021.
Purpose and scope: The aid community engaged in humanitarian response in Afghanistan agrees that these Joint Operating Principles (JOPs) reflect humanitarian policies and established practices for interaction with parties to the conflict and other stakeholders. All humanitarian actors — including those with dual mandates (humanitarian and development) — agree to hold ourselves and our sub-contractors, suppliers and those we contract for related programming accountable to these shared thresholds. These JOPs form the framework for engagement in bilateral and joint negotiations with authorities and armed groups at local, national and international levels in an increasingly complex situation.

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