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- 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.DocumentActive Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action, 2014This paper reviews the quality of evidence available today to support humanitarian action. It focuses primarily on evidence generated by the ‘formal international humanitarian system’ through early warning, needs assessment, monitoring and feedback, evaluation and impact assessment.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2013This research was prompted by a growing consensus on the changing nature of humanitarian emergencies towards increasingly complex drivers and inter-connected circumstances as opposed to single shocks. The research was carried out during 2012 by 33 researchers through four research hubs across southern Africa.Document
Neglected displacement: human mobility in Pacific disaster risk management and climate change adaptation mechanisms2013This paper reviews laws and policy documents from 15 Pacific countries and territories, in order to analyse how:DocumentPsychosocial Working Group, 2003This working paper sets about developing a common framework that summarises key knowledge in the field of psychosocial intventions in emergencies in order to provide agencies with some tools’ for making decisions about the type of interventions they can implement.DocumentPsychosocial Working Group, 2005Measuring the success of psychosocial interventions in conflict situations is crucial to developing an understanding of what makes programmes effective. Evaluation of psychosocial programmes often stays at the level of measuring progress and outputs (such as provision of services). What is crucial is to develop measures of outcomes and impacts.DocumentENOUGH, 2013Sudan’s South Kordofan state has been at the centre of an armed conflict between Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, since June 2011DocumentRefugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2013There has been a gradual shift in the humanitarian world to considering the role that innovation can play in addressing endemic challenges of inefficiency, unsustainability and dependency. Within this ‘humanitarian turn’, the dominant approaches have been ‘top-down’, mainly focusing on finding ways to improve organisational responses.DocumentHelpAge International, 2013Oly 1% of humanitarian aid targets older people and 2.3% children under five. This study from HelpAge adds to the growing body of evidence pointing to a limited connection between diversity and programming.DocumentHelpAge International, 2013In emergency situations, older people may find it hard to access food. For example, when they are displaced, older people may face difficulties in registering for the general food rations, meet challenges in accessing food distributions and difficulties transporting the food.