12 November 2012

Focus: Humanitarian Assistance


Aid to Syria: Winning Friends and Influence (IRIN, Nov. 2012) [text]

Beyond the 'French Doctors': The Evolution and Interpretation of Humanitarian Action in France, HPG Working Paper (ODI, Oct. 2012) [text]

Cultures of Humanitarianism: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific, Keynotes, no. 11 (Australian National University, Sept. 2012) [text]

Humanitarian Policy Notes (Oxfam) [access]
- "A series of short papers on Oxfam's positions on the important issues facing humanitarian response to conflicts and natural disasters."

Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (Protection Cluster, Oct. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Forthcoming opportunity:

MA in Humanitarian Assistance (Tufts University) [info]
- A "one-year joint degree offered by the Friedman School and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The program is geared toward mid-career professionals who have significant field experience in humanitarian assistance."  Apply by 28 Feb. 2013.

Web site:

Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like [access]
- "...an ongoing series of sometimes satirical, sometimes ironic, usually humorous (but sometimes dead serious), always honest vignettes of the humanitarian aid industry from the inside."

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