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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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Refugee mental health: exploring the impact of community-based psychosocial interventions

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Author: Dr Ross White, University of Liverpool
The UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) indicated that, as of the end of 2017, 68.5 million people across the world had been forced to leave their homes [1]. Of all the continents, Africa hosts the largest number of …

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“Because rolling dice, asking for divine intervention and taking wild stabs at the problem don’t work”: The use of evidence in humanitarian response

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Photo copyright: “Decision making theory” by Venkatnathaniel is licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0opyright
Authors: Dell Saulnier, Claire Allen, Anneli Eriksson, Ben Heaven Taylor
Generating and using scientific evidence in humanitarian contexts is not easy. High quality research evidence requires foresight, time, money, human resources, collaboration and buy-in from numerous …

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