Humanitarianism & Academia

Noteworthy Articles, Reports, & Resources

Mobile Data Collection Enables Completion of Baseline Acceptability Survey (R2HC Blog)

Humanitarian Negotiation: Key Challenges and Lessons Learned in an Emerging Field (ATHA)

Improving Water Quality and Quantity in Emergencies: The Inclined Plate Setter water treatment system (ALNAP, ELHRA)

A Community Financing Mechanism for Disaster Risk Reduction: The Bio-Rights Approach (ALNAP, ELHRA)

Synthesizing Practices of Evidence Appraisal in the Humanitarian Field (Feinstein Center, Tufts University)

Voices and Views of Beneficiaries on Unconditional Cash Transfers – DRC, Nepal, and the Philippines (Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP))

Guardian Research Suggests Mental Health Crisis Among Aid Workers (The Guardian)

Video: Evaluating Humanitarian Action – Top Tips and Hard Lessons (ALNAP)

Final Q&A: Reflections from Translators Without Borders (Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) Blog)

Can UN aid change? A Q&A with top officials (IRIN)

Sphere 2020 Project (Sphere)

Bright Ideas for Better Aid (IRIN)

Annual Disaster Statistical Review (CRED and Universite Catholique de Louvain)

The Humanitarian Economy (IRIN)

Enhancing Collaboration in International Disasters (The Conference Board of Canada)

Supporting disabled people in emergencies: Motivation’s Appropriate and Affordable Wheelchairs (ALNAP, ELRHA)

Words of Relief: Translators without Borders’ local language translation for emergencies (ALNAP, ELRHA)

Press Release: 20 Year Review Shows 90% of Disasters are Weather-Related (UNISDR)

Social Cohesion Between Syrian Refugees and Urban Host Communities in Lebanon and Jordan (World Vision)

State of Afghan Cities (Government of Afghanistan, UN Habitat)

Pre-Crisis Market Mapping and Analysis: The water market system in the context of severe flooding (IRC)

Disaster Microinsurance: An Innovation for Transformation (All India Disaster Mitigation Institute)

Education 2030 Framework for Action (UNESCO)

Understanding Humanitarian Negotiation: 5 Analytical Approaches (ATHA)

Operational Guidance for Coordinated Assessments in Humanitarian Crises (IASC)

Trapped in Conflict: Evaluating Scenarios to Assist At-Risk Civilians (ICRC, InterAction)

Study of Partner Capacity Assessments of Humanitarian NGOs (ICVA)

Providing Aid to the People, Needing Peace as the Crisis Continues (InterAction)

From the Frontlines: Lessons from Ebola (InterAction)

Mapped: 15 Years of Aid Worker Attacks (IRIN, Humanitarian Outcomes)

Humanitarians Under Attack: Tensions, Disparities, and Legal Gaps in Protection (ATHA)

On World Humanitarian Day, a new idea to protect aid workers (IRIN)

Urban Mapping Exercise (gFSC and Samaritan’s Purse)

Fleeing the Violence in Syria: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (MSF)

Eleven Reasons Why Humanitarian Standards Matter (The Sphere Project)

Global Forum 2015 Summary Paper and Results and Findings Webinar (ALNAP)

Urban Webinar Recording: Area-Based Programming and Coordination Approaches in Urban Response (ALNAP)

Turning the Humanitarian System on its Head: Saving lives and livelihoods by strengthening local capacity and shifting leadership to local actors (Oxfam)

On the Road to Istanbul: How can the World Humanitarian Summit Make Humanitarian Response More Effective (CHSAlliance)

Disasters Special Issue: Aid in the archives: academic histories for a practitioner audience (ODI)

“Doing Cash Differently: How cash transfers can transform humanitarian aid” (ODI)

World Disasters Report 2015 (IFRC)

To Reunite the Dispersed Family: War, Displacement, and Migration in the Tracing Files of the Red Cross (Ruth Balint)

Humanitarians Under Attack: Tensions, Disparities, and Legal Gaps in Protection (ATHA)

10 Things you didn’t know about refugees and displacement (ODI)

Defending Dignity: APF-CESR manual for NHRIs on economic and social rights monitoring (CESR)

Zero poverty, zero emissions: eradicating extreme poverty in the climate crisis (ODI)

The Definition of Extreme Poverty Just Changed – Here’s what you need to know (ODI)

How Humanitarian Standards Make a Difference in the Refugee Crisis (Sphere Project)

Mentally Ill Victims of Stigma (Voice of America)