13 November 2020

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance


Call for participants: Facing the Unknown: Managing uncertainty in humanitarian action, ALNAP 33rd Annual Meeting, 18-19 November 2020 [info]
- Register by 16 November 2020.

Launch event: The State of Humanitarian Professions 2020, 17 November 2020 [info]

Job announcement: Coordinator, Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies [info]
- Apply by 27 November 2020.

Discussion panel: A Humanitarian Reset: Impacts of a Historic Year, 4 December 2020 [info]

Blog posts & press:

Covid-19 and local humanitarian action: five emerging trends (ODI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

The future of aid (The New Humanitarian, Nov. 2020) [access]
- "From Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad to UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi, more than 20 visions of the humanitarianism of tomorrow."

How to confront race and racism in international development (ODI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

A humanitarian Nobel? A blog series on the WFP Prize in context (NCHS Blog, Oct. 2020)
- Posts include Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5.

Red Lines and Grey Zones: Ethical dilemmas in humanitarian negotiations and the need for a research agenda (NCHS Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Conceptualising Consistency: Coherence, Principles, and the Practice of Human Protection," Global Responsibility to Protect, vol. 12, no. 4 (2020) [open access]

"Faith-based organizations: humanitarian mission or religious missionary," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:13 (Oct. 2020) [open access]

Humanitarian Accountability Report 2020: Are we making aid work better for people affected by crisis? (CHS Alliance, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Improving mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in humanitarian settings: reflections on research funded through R2HC," Conflict and Health, 14:71 (Oct. 2020) [open access]

Principled aid in divided times: harnessing values and interests in donor pandemic response (ODI, Nov. 2020) [access]
- Follow link for two working papers, an executive summary, data, and an infographic.


Rethinking Humanitarianism Podcast Series (The New Humanitarian) [access]
- Read the introduction to the series here. Follow link above to access the episodes.

Rising to the Challenge: How can humanitarian evaluation better support system-wide learning?, Webinar, 26 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

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