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- DocumentHealth and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014This 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:DocumentHealth and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014The 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):DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2008This document provides a Draft Framework for the Implementation of Informal Settlement Emergency Relief and Assocciated Urban Economy.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014More must be done to ensure the needs and rights of people with disabilities are fully recognised in disaster risk reduction and emergency responses.Document
Strategic research into national and local capacity building for disaster risk management: literature review version 1Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management (2013-2015), 2014This literature review has been conducted by Oxford Policy Management and the University of East Anglia as part of a multi-donor research project led by IFRC focusing on Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management.DocumentHelpAge International, 2014In an informal survey conducted in Haiyan-affected communities by HelpAge International and the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE), older people reported the extent to which the emergency response reached them, and their needs and priorities. This information is not commonly available for older people in emergency contexts.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014Development in fragile and conflict-affected contexts is both complex and contested. The New Deal for Engagement with Fragile States, endorsed by 35 countries and six organisations, is the current focus of efforts to harmonise aid approaches.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2014Since the resumption of diplomatic relations between China and Liberia in 2003, China has been one of the major foreign participants in Monrovia’s efforts to rebuild its society. Both within the framework of the UN Mission in Liberia and at a bilateral level, Beijing has proved itself an important stakeholder and development partner.Document
Revisiting therapeutic governance: the politics of mental health and psychosocial programmes in humanitarian settingsRefugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2014In the last thirty years, humanitarian programmes have increasingly sought to preserve not only physical life and health, but also to address psychological needs and promote social well-being.DocumentHelpAge International, 2014The Syrian crisis has generated the largest refugee movement since the Rwandan genocide. Within this refugee population older, disabled and injured refugees face specific challenges that contribute to their vulnerability, yet, studies of humanitarian programming show that these same groups are often neglected in the assessment, data collection, design and delivery of responses.