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    Heat, light and power for refugees: Saving lives, reducing costs

    Chatham House [Royal Institute of International Affairs], UK, 2015
    Displacement of people as a result of conflict is not a new phenomenon – but today it represents an unprecedented global challenge. The gap between the needs of growing numbers of displaced people and the resources and political will to meet their needs is widening.
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    Protection in Europe for refugees from Syria

    Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2014
    This policy note provides an executive summary of an accompanying policy briefing which considers the response of European countries to the refugee crisis in the Syrian region.
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    Topic Guide: Mainstreaming environment and climate change into humanitarian action

    Evidence on Demand, 2015
    This Topic Guide provides evidence of the relationships between environment, climate change and humanitarian action. Written by experts in the field, the guide links evidence to action, outlining how to integrate environmental issues with humanitarian action and reduce the environmental impact of humanitarian operations.
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    The well-being of elderly survivors after natural disasters: measuring the impact of the Great East Japan earthquake

    Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, 2015
    The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 had a devastating impact on the northeastern part of Japan.
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    The relevance of ‘resilience’?

    Overseas Development Institute, 2012
    This policy brief presents the understanding gained in the course of a research programme between 2011-2013. It argues that for the resilience discourse to make a continued contribution to international aid, and in particular for the role of humanitarian action, a change in its direction is now needed. Key messages include:
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    Innovation spaces: transforming humanitarian practice in the United Nations

    Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2015
    Since 2009 there has been a growing interest in defining and operationalising innovation for use in the humanitarian context. The increase in scale of new crises, the urbanisation of many displaced populations, and stretched financing for humanitarian assistance are forcing international aid agencies to think and act in new ways.
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    Helpdesk Report: Health and nutrition for displaced populations

    Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014
    This helpdesk report focuses on evidence of the most appropriate ways to support health and nutrition outcomes for management of protracted population displacement. It highlights information on psycho-social social impacts of protracted displacement (including gender). Findings on health and nutrition management of protracted population displacement include:
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    Helpdesk Report: Prioritising health activities in humanitarian crises

    Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014
    The Sphere Humanitarian Charter states that: All people should have access to health services that are prioritised to address the main causes of excess mortality and morbidity.  There are a number of handbooks to aid prioritisation in crisis situations (highlighted in section 2 of this report):
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    Emergency relief in informal settlements: proposals for action

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2008
    This document provides a Draft Framework for the Implementation of Informal Settlement Emergency Relief and Assocciated Urban Economy.
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    Including people with disabilities in emergency relief efforts

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
    More must be done to ensure the needs and rights of people with disabilities are fully recognised in disaster risk reduction and emergency responses.

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