Does the deactivation of a L3 Response mean that the crisis no longer requires international attention?

No. In protracted crises, after a L3 Response is deactivated international support will still be required to: sustain an effective response; and advocate with those with influence to bring an end to the crisis. Likewise, in the aftermath of sudden-onset natural disasters, international support will continue to be required for response, recovery and rebuilding long after a L3 Response is deactivated. The purpose of the L3 is not to raise funds even, though it may help to attract resources. An L3 Response declaration should not exacerbate inequities between crises.