09 October 2013

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance


XV. Humanitarian Congress Berlin, 25-27 October 2013 [info]
- Online registration is now open!  Theme is "No Access! Who Cares? How to Reach People in Need"; includes a panel on "Refugees and IDPs in Dadaab: The Never Ending Emergency."

World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, Istanbul, 24-27 October 2013 [info]
- Registration is ongoing; theme is "Human Security: Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses."

Current Humanitarian Challenges - Two Perspectives: Switzerland and the ICRC, New York, 15 October 2013 [info]

AidEx 2013, Brussels, 13-14 November 2013 [info]
- Free event, but registration required.


The Global Space of Aid, Presentation at "Movements & Exchanges in an Unequal World: ICS at 40," Durham, NC, 28 Feb.-1 March 2013 [access]
- See abstract under "Humanitarianism and Development"; follow link above for video.

Localising the Humanitarian Toolkit: Lessons from Recent Philippines Disasters (AADMER Partnership Group & Save the Children, Aug. 2013) [text via PreventionWeb]

A Networked Response? Exploring National Humanitarian Networks in Asia (ALNAP, Sept. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Safe Access to Firewood and Alternative Energy in Humanitarian Settings (FAO, Oct. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

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MSF Speaking Out [access]
- Provides access to "a series of studies from Médecins Sans Frontières that openly examine and analyse the organisation’s actions and decision-making process during humanitarian emergencies that have led it to speak out."  Currently features a case study on Somalia; reference materials, a map and timeline, and videos are included.  A report on Ethiopia is expected next month, while analyses of Chechnya, Kosovar Albanians, North Korea, and Rwanda will be made available in 2014.


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