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    Women and girls failed: the Burundian refugee response in Tanzania

    Refugees International, 2015
    Since April 2015, political instability and violence has rocked Burundi, forcing an estimated 220,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries. Approximately half of these refugees are women, and around half of the many women who reported gender-based violence (GBV) upon reaching refugee camps in Tanzania required post-rape care.
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    Work in progress: how the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its partners see and do engagement with crisis-affected populations

    Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2015
    This mapping aims to take stock of how engagement with crisis-affected populations has been understood, implemented, and thought of by the organisations funded by Norway between 2010 and 2014. The focus is on the organisations that receive most of Norway’s humanitarian- and natural disaster-related funding.
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    Topic Guide: anticipating and responding to shocks: livelihoods and humanitarian responses

    Evidence on Demand, 2015
    Development actors have often been accused of paying too little attention to crises. At the same time, those providing emergency relief, even when using the language of ‘livelihoods’, have tended to focus their attention on meeting immediate needs and have not always tried to understand the bigger picture demanded by livelihoods approaches.
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    Rapid Assessment Method for Older People RAM-OP: the manual

    HelpAge International, 2015
    Older people (generally defined as people aged sixty years and older) are a vulnerable group for malnutrition in humanitarian and developmental contexts. Due to their age they have specific nutritional needs, such as easily digestible and palatable food adapted to those with chewing problems, which is dense in nutrients.
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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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