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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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    Strategic research into national and local capacity building for disaster risk management: literature review version 1

    Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management (2013-2015), 2014
    This 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.
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    Older people’s inclusion in the Typhoon Haiyan response

    HelpAge International, 2014
    In 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.
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    Beyond the new deal: global collaboration and peacebuilding with BRICS countries

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
    Development 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.
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    China and Liberia: engagement in a post-conflict country 2003–2013

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2014
    Since 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.
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    Revisiting therapeutic governance: the politics of mental health and psychosocial programmes in humanitarian settings

    Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2014
    In 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.

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