27 July 2012

Focus on Humanitarian Assistance

The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report for 2012 was launched on 19 July 2012.  It "uses the latest data to present the most comprehensive assessment of the international humanitarian financing response. The report considers how this response has measured up to the scale of global humanitarian crises and reflects on the timeliness, proportionality, and phasing of investments."

The text can be accessed via the GHA Reports page.  See also reflections on the report from Oxfam and the Feinstein International Center, as well as related news stories from IPS and IRIN.

Other publications:

Building Resilient Managers in Humanitarian Organisations: Strengthening Key Organizational Structures and Personal Skills that Promote Resilience in Challenging Environments (People In Aid, Dec. 2011) [text via ReliefWeb]

Ending the Everyday Emergency: Resilience and Children in the Sahel (World Vision and Save the Children, July 2012) [text via PreventionWeb]

Essential Medicines List for Emergencies and Disasters in the Caribbean (PAHO, July 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Platforms for Private Sector: Humanitarian Collaboration (Humanitarian Futures Programme, July 2012) [text via PreventionWeb]

Learning opportunities:

Communication is Aid (infoasaid) [access]
- This 5-module course "aims to raise awareness about the key components of effective communication with crisis-affected communities and to build knowledge and skills on how to communicate in practice."

Mini-Exploring Humanitarian Law: The Essence of Humanitarian Law (ICRC) [access]
- "This resource kit introduces young people to the principles and basic rules of international humanitarian law (IHL). It provides 5 x 45 minutes of sequential learning activities designed for both formal and non-formal education settings for young people and other interested groups."

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