Reactions from the World Humanitarian Summit
Read our round-up of sector responses to the first World Humanitarian Summit...
In the run up to the World Humanitarian Summit, IRIN are maintaining a blog with relevant news, views and links.
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Doctors of the World have created an app that uses smartphone technology to locate nearby clinics for refugees travelling through Europe.
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For this multimedia project, Christian Aid asked survivors of the 2015 Nepal earthquake what they thought about the world's response to the disaster.
The world is facing the largest displacement crisis since the second world war, and the gap between humanitarian need and available aid is widening.
We've curated examples of the humanitarian work of NGOs, as well as useful resources and the latest humanitarian news and views. If you have useful material you think we should include here, please let us know.
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Influencing for systemic transformative change: the ACCRA model
Margaret Barihaihi tells Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance's story to inspire development practitioners and partners in making long term impact in the lives of men and women affected by climate change and disasters.Oxfam 20 October 2016
Learning from the past to shape the future: lessons from the history of humanitarian action in Africa
In order to understand the state of humanitarian action today, an understanding of the evolution and history of humanitarian action in conflict and disasters in sub-Saharan Africa is essential.ODI 19 October 2016
Haiti: 5 things to remember when battling in a monster storm
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Unni Krishnan highlights five key things to remember during the relief and recovery effort in Haiti.Save the Children 11 October 2016
Humanitarian Investment Fund
A one-page plan to save Australians billions, improve lives, and end offshore detention.CGD 26 July 2016
Telemedicine saves lives in disaster zones
For Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), increasingly sophisticated ICT platforms offer more than an efficient way of communicating across the 60-plus countries where it operates. The digital transfer of specialist medical knowledge across continents and time zones helps improve MSF’s support for people affected by war and disasters, including some of those 65 million displaced people.
SciDevNet 11 July 2016
MSF will no longer take funds from EU Member States and institutions
The medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) will no longer accept funds from the European Union and Member States. This is in opposition to their damaging deterrence policies and continued attempts to push people away from European shores.MSF 17 June 2016