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Launch of new priority area: Oral health for refugees and asylum-seekers

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Photo taken from https://www.anera.org/stories/syrian-refugee-dental-health-important/
Authored by: Jan Clarkson, Mary Macdonald, Rebecca Harris, Mark Keboa, Abirami Kirubarajan and Lara Hollmann
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, by the end of 2017, the number of forcibly displaced individuals worldwide had reached over 68.5 million.1 This number has increased …

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The use of evidence synthesis in the humanitarian field

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Authors: Zahra Saad & Tamara Lotfi
The UNHCR has reported that Lebanon’s refugee population increased from just over 250,000 people in early April 2018, to nearly one million by the end of October. Contrast this with the fact that the Lebanese population itself consists of only …

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Do we all speak and practice “humanitarian” in the same way?

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Authors: Clara Egger  and Doris Schopper
Earlier this year, more than 1000 people from humanitarian organisations and networks responded to our online survey exploring how meanings and uses of concepts central to the humanitarian field are perceived by practitioners. 766 respondents answered all the questions, revealing reasonable …

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The Dignity Project

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Tom Wein is the founder of The Dignity Project, a campaign for more respectful development.Visit the website here.
Is your program respectful?
How, exactly, do you know that? Did you ask people?
Development is frequently disrespectful. We all want to do better – and donors promise to give …

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Long term impacts of shelter programmes

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Author: Charles Parrack, Oxford Brookes University
Earlier this year, the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University in the UK welcomed people from various backgrounds to a workshop on longitudinal studies in shelter. Longitudinal studies are by no means a new concept …

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