16 December 2011

Focus on Humanitarian Assistance



Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experience (MSF, Dec. 2011) [text]

IASC Evaluation of the Humanitarian Response in South Central Somalia 2005-2010 (DARA, Dec. 2011) [text via ReliefWeb]

Meeting Humanitarian Challenges in Urban Areas: Review of Urban Humanitarian Challenges in Port-au-Prince, Manila, Nairobi, Eldoret (UN HABITAT, 2011) [text via ReliefWeb]

OCHA on Message: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (OCHA, Dec. 2011) [text]

UN Integration and Humanitarian Space: An Independent Study Commissioned by the UN Integration Steering Group (ODI & Stimson Center, Dec. 2011) [text]

Past event:

31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Geneva, 28 Nov.-1 Dec. 2011 [info]
- The theme was "Our World, Your Move - For Humanity." Follow above link for conference documents.

Upcoming event:

The Urban Challenge: Adapting humanitarian response to a changing world, Chennai, India, 17-19 January 2012 [info]
- "Participants will consider the specific nature of humanitarian action in urban environments, and will hear about the main system-wide responses to the urban challenge. Expert speakers will present lessons from preparedness, response, recovery and reconstruction activities and participants will have the opportunity to identify improvements in their own organisation and within the humanitarian system as a whole."

Web sites:

Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) [access]
- ATHA's aim is "to enhance the capacity of relevant actors operating in the humanitarian context, to strengthen the respect for and knowledge about Humanitarian Action including International Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian Principles, and to create greater awareness and knowledge of the relationship between development cooperation and humanitarian action in emergencies."

Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) [access]
- The web site has been revamped to improve navigation and facilitate the location of resources. A new section called the "Humanitarian Space" has been added; this area is for HPN members to post resources, events, and other announcements.

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