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Humanitarian practitioners shouldn’t aim to copy evidence-based medicine

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Author: Rick Bartoldus, Evidence to Action Officer, International Rescue Committee
We’re at a special point in the history of evidence use in humanitarian and development work with donors, policy-makers, and implementers now consistently talking about the importance of evidence in decision making, including during …

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Turning Evidence into Action

Razia*, one year-old, and Selim*, six years-old, children of Nazrin*. They fled Myanmar when their village was attacked and are now living in a makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh.

In their mother Nazrin's* words:

“The military came and burnt our house. They burnt everything. We were forced to leave Myanmar and come to Bangladesh. We had no other option. Now I feel secure at the makeshift camp because no one is burning down houses, no one is shooting anyone. It is safe. We feel secure here. All my children are now happy and safe. Before they weren’t safe, but now we have peace.”

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Author: Gareth Owen, Humanitarian Director at Save the Children UK
The Austrian-American physicist Victor Frederick Weisskopf said, “Human existence is based upon two pillars: compassion and knowledge. Compassion without knowledge is ineffective; knowledge without compassion is inhuman.”
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Mental health, disasters and what not to do

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Author: Neil Greenberg, The King’s Centre for Military Health Research, King’s College London
Disasters, man-made or natural, may cause considerable ill-health and misery. Since 1980, when post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) first appeared in diagnostic textbooks, if not before, there has been …

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Ethics OF and ethics IN humanitarian research

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Author: Matthew Hunt
I am pleased to join in the conversation initiated by Donal O’Mathuna, and already taken up by Hugo Slim and Julian Sheather, on the ethics of evidence in humanitarian action. In my comments here, I focus on the second point …

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Evidence Matters: watch our new video explaining the role of evidence

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Evidence Aid Annual Report 2014 & 2015

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Download the latest Evidence Aid Annual Report 2014 & 2015
Evidence Aid has been championing the evidence-based approach in humanitarian action since 2004 when it was established by members of Cochrane (www.cochrane.org). While moving from 2014 to 2015, Evidence Aid experienced some huge positive changes. This …

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