Showing posts with label logistics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label logistics. Show all posts

28 January 2014

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance


Survey to Identify Priorities for Impact Evaluations (Evidence Aid) [access]
- Responses are being sought "from a wide range of actors in the humanitarian emergency sector and related areas, to identify areas of humanitarian assistance that most need evidence to inform policy and practice."


The Centrality of Protection in Humanitarian Action: Statement by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principals (IASC, Dec. 2013) [text via Refworld]

"The Challenges of Delivering International Humanitarian Aid in a Post-9/11 Global Framework," Maryland Journal of International Law, vol. 28, no. 1 (2013) [full-text]

Gender-Age Marker Toolkit (ECHO, Dec. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

General NGO Guidelines for Overseas Assistance (U.S. Dept. of State, updated Jan. 2014) [text]

Humanitarian Interventions in Settings of Urban Violence (ALNAP, Jan. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Playtesting the Humanitarian Crisis Game (PAXsims, Dec. 2013) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (9 Jan. 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

19 November 2013

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Upcoming event:

Launch: The Contribution to Change Guide, London, 22 November 2013 [info]
- "The Contribution to Change Guide was produced to assist evaluators and those commissioning evaluations to measure the contribution that an agency makes to the changes to people's lives through humanitarian programmes." This event will also be live streamed.


"The Budget Myth That Just Won’t Die: Americans Still Think 28 Percent of the Budget Goes to Foreign Aid," Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2013 [text]

Disaster as Opportunity? Building Back Better in Aceh, Myanmar and Haiti, HPG Working Paper (ODI, Nov. 2013) [text]

Famine and Forced Relocations in Ethiopia 1984-1986 (MSF, Nov. 2013) [text]
- Latest case study posted on MSF's Speaking Out web site.

Foreign Aid Workers and Local NGOs – Mending the Relationship (IRIN, Nov. 2013) [text]

How to Hijack an Aid Program: An Open Letter to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (McLeod Group Blog, Oct. 2013) [text]

"The Logistics of the Last Mile," Forced Migration Review 25th Anniversary Collection (Oct. 2013) [open access text]

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23 April 2013

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance


Getting Where Needed: Overcoming Aid Access Obstacles, London, 29 April 2013 [info]
- Live coverage via #AidAccess.

MapAction: Geospatial Support for Humanitarian Disasters, Oxford, 30 April 2013 [info]


Engineering’s Place In Humanitarian Work (KERA, April 2013) [access]

The High Commissioner's Structured Dialogue on NGO-IFRC-UNHCR Partnership: An Initiative to Improve Partnership between UNHCR and NGOs in 2012 and Beyond (UNHCR, Jan. 2013) [text]

Innovation to the Rescue: New Ideas, Partnerships, and Technologies for Helping Refugees (Policy Innovations, March 2013) [text]

Let's Hear it for the Monolith (ALNAP Blog, April 2013) [text]

Scoping Study: What Works in Protection and How Do We Know? (Global Public Policy Institute, March 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

24 February 2011

New Issues of Dis. Prev. & Mgmt., Humanitarian Exch., JIRS, Women's Asyl. News

Disaster Prevention and Management, vol. 20, no. 1 (2011) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "Towards a humanitarian logistics knowledge management system."

Humanitarian Exchange, no. 49 (Jan. 2011) [full-text]
- Focus of this issue is on "Humanitarianism in Afghanistan and Pakistan."

Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 9, no. 1 (2011) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "'AIDS Assassins': Australian Media's Portrayal of HIV-Positive Refugees Who Deliberately Infect Others," "International Migration and Social Work: A Review of the Literature" and "Dietary Intake, Food Security, and Acculturation Among Somali Refugees in the United States: Results of a Pilot Study."

Women's Asylum News, no. 99 (Feb. 2011) [full-text via Refworld]
- Lead article is entitled "UNHCR and the Drafting of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women."

Tagged Periodicals.

23 January 2010

Haiti: Logistics, Social Media

These blog posts discuss the complexities of delivering emergency relief in Haiti:

Logistical Nightmares in Humanitarian Disaster Response (Humanitarian Relief, 19 Jan. 2010) [text]

Logistics questions around the Haiti earthquake (A Humourless Lot, 16 Jan. 2010) [text]

The unique challenges of Haiti’s emergency logistics (Roxanna Samii blog, 18 Jan. 2010) [text]

These resources highlight how information technology and social media are being used to help:

Disaster Relief 2.0: Tech Tools Help Focus Haiti Resources (Wired, 20 Jan. 2010) [text]

Haiti Earthquake - January 2010 (ICT4Peace Inventorisation Wiki) [access]

IRIN Weekly Podcast (IRIN Radio, 21 Jan. 2010) [access]
- "Sanjana Hattotuwa, special advisor to ICT4Peace Foundation, talks about technology platforms and the earthquake disaster response; and Paul Currion, humanitarian coordination specialist and blogger, talks about new ideas for 'building back' Haiti better than before."

[Map credit: OCHA, "Haiti: International Humanitarian Action Overview"]

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15 January 2010

Round-up of blog posts on Haiti

Here is a list of recent posts on the devastating earthquake in Haiti that have appeared on the blogs I'm subscribed to. I've organized them generally according to their focus. For much more blog coverage, browse through the AidBlogs aggregator, for news updates, go to Humanitarian News and AlertNet, and for operational updates, visit ReliefWeb's Haiti page.

Humanitarian Assistance/Relief & Development:

Haiti & Disaster Aid (The Viral Web, 13 Jan. 2010) [text]

Haiti Disaster Relief: How to Contribute (Towards Recognition, 15 Jan. 2010) [text]

Haiti Earthquake: Finding Loved Ones, Donating, Following Up (Humanitarian Relief, 13 Jan. 2010) [text]

Haiti earthquake: Help navigating complex terrain of disaster relief (Aid Watch, 13 Jan. 2010) [text]

Haiti’s recent troubled past (Aid Watch, 15 Jan. 2010) [text]

Haiti: Tracing the missing and the dead (Irin, 14 Jan. 2010) [text]

Let's Make Sure that Help is on the Way to Haiti (ImmigrationProf Blog, 14 Jan. 2010) [text]

On Not Caring about Haiti (, 14 Jan. 2010) [text]

Rights Amid the Rubble: Human Rights for Haiti's Quake Victims (Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, 13 Jan. 2010) [text]

Three Keys to Success for Haiti Relief (Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, 14 Jan. 2010) [text]


Haiti Earthquake Maps (Google Maps Mania, 13 Jan. 2010) [text]

Logistics Information on Haiti (AidWorkers Network, 15 Jan. 2010) [text]

Road and bridge damage, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (UN Pulse, 15 Jan. 2010) [text]

U.S. Response:

Crisis in Haiti (ImmigrationProf Blog, 13 Jan. 2010) [text]

Earthquake in Haiti Changes Immigration Policy in the US (Seeking Asylum from the Mainstream, 14 Jan. 2010) [text]

Good News From Washington: Haitians granted TPS! (ImmigrationProf Blog, 15 Jan. 2010) [text]

Help Haitians Help Haiti (NYT, 14 Jan. 2010) [text]

A Note to the United States: Please Provide Relief to Haitians! (ImmigrationProf Blog, 13 Jan. 2010) [text]

In Quake Aftermath, U.S. Suspends Deportations to Haiti (NYT, 13 Jan. 2010) [text]

Refugees International Statement on Haiti Earthquake (WorldBridge, 14 Jan. 2010) [text]

What We Can Do for Haiti: An Immigration Perspective (IntLawGrrls, 15 Jan. 2010) [text]

[Map credit: ReliefWeb's Maps on Haiti]

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15 June 2009

New Issues of Disasters, Human Rts. Brief, Human Security J., Intl. J. Risk Assess. & Mgmt., JEMS, JIRS

Disasters, vol. 33, no. 3 (July 2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Human Rights Brief, vol. 16, no. 3 (Spring 2009) [full-text]
- Mix of articles.

Human Security Journal = Revue de la sécurité humaine, no. 8 (Spring 2009) [full-text]
- Focus is on "Human Rights and International Law."

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, vol. 13, no. 1 (9 June 2009) [contents]
- Several articles focus on humanitarian logistics and supply chains.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 35, no. 6 (2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, vol. 7, no. 2 (2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles including one on Cambodian refugee families and another on the mental health of Sudanese refugees.

Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 10, no. 2 (May 2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Tagged Periodicals.

10 June 2009

New Issues of Australian Yrbk. of Intl. Law, Columbia HR Law Rev., Intl. J. of Services Tech. & Mgmt., Researcher, Third World Q.

The Australian Year Book of International Law, vol. 2007 (2008) [contents]
- Special focus on the "Howard Government and International Law"; includes "The Howard Government’s Record of Engagement with the International Human Rights System," "Refugee Protection in the Howard Years: Obstructing the Right to Seek Asylum," and "Warriors, Humanitarians, Lawyers: The Howard Government and the Use of Force."

Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 40, no. 3 (Spring 2009) [contents]
- Includes two articles on refugees.

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, vol. 12, no. 4 (May 2009) [contents]
- Focuses on "humanitarian logistics."

The Researcher, vol. 4, no. 2 (June 2009) [full-text via]
- Includes articles on family reunification and refugee integration in Ireland, FGM claims, the use of COI, refugee law developments, the Italian asylum procedure, and detention in Slovenia.

Third World Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 5 (2009) [contents]
- Special issue on "Remapping Development Studies."

Tagged Periodicals.

24 March 2009

Theses from 2008

Every now and then, I come across the full-text of theses and dissertations. I don't track these in any systematic way, so by the time I discover them, they are no longer truly "current"! However, they are useful resources since they tend to include extensive literature reviews. So here is a listing of a few titles from 2008:
  • Abdi, S., Evaluation of approaches to disability and rehabilitation, in the context of Somali refugees in Kenya (Sept. 2008) [access]
  • Corfield, S., Negotiating existence: asylum seekers in East Anglia, UK (July 2008) [access]
  • Furr, G., Refugees' Employment, Job and Life Satisfaction, Perceptions of Racism, and Experiences of Discrimination (Dec. 2008) [text]
  • Malek, D., Exposing the Protection Gap: Detention as Perpetuating Refoulement in Egypt (May 2008) [text]
  • Mortensen, A., Refugees as 'others' : social and cultural citizenship rights for refugees in New Zealand health services (March 2008) [access]
  • Orchard, P., A right to leave : refugees, states, and international society (July 2008) [access]
  • Schulz, S., Disaster relief logistics: benefits of and impediments to horizontal cooperation between humanitarian organizations (Sept. 2008) [access]
  • Tamulevičiūtė, A., The application of human rights for EU asylum policy (June 2008) [access]
To locate additional theses, review this earlier post.

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