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    Uncharted territory: land, conflict, and humanitarian action

    Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2009
    This Policy Brief seeks to create awareness of the importance of land in a humanitarian crisis. The author argues that the end of a prolonged armed conflict will frequently see a large proportion of the population claiming or reclaiming access to land and land based resources with important implications for return, recovery, and reintegration processes. Key messages include:
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    The limits of statebuiliding: the role of international assistance in Afghanistan

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2006
    In Afghanistan, with previous state structures destroyed or neglected, the internationally assisted reconstruction program launched after the American-led intervention in November 2001 placed state building at its core.
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    Managing people in emergencies

    People in Aid, 2006
    The impact and effectiveness of relief and development operations depend on the quality of staff and volunteers and the support an agency gives them. This guide for humanitarian programme managers aims to help to create, manage and develop teams while working during emergency situations.
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    Alternative sampling designs for emergency settings: A guide for survey planning, data collection and analysis

    Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2009
    This guide is tailored for programme managers, monitoring and evaluation specialists and survey leaders working with government agencies and humanitarian organizations. It provides them with instructions how to carry out rapid yet statistically reliable population-based surveys in difficult settings where data on the prevalence of acute malnutrition is needed.
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    Forecasting numbers of people affected annually by natural disasters up to 2015

    Oxfam, 2009
    The analysis in this paper identifies an underlying upward trend in the numbers of people affected by climate related disasters since 1980. This paper predicts that, by 2015, on average over 375 million people per year are likely to be affected by climate-related disasters. This is over 50 per cent more than were affected in an average year during the decade 1998–2007.
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    Locked in: The humanitarian impact of two years of blockade on the Gaza Strip

    Reliefweb, 2009
     This report documents the humanitarian impact of the blockade imposed by Israel on the 1.5 million people living in the Gaza strip. The report describes how the recurrent cycles of violence and human rights violations, stemming from the Israel-Palestinian conflict and Hamas’ rule over Gaza, have compounded the suffering of the population in Gaza.
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    Towards good humanitarian government: the role of the affected state in disaster response

    Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2009
    This brief asserts that research relating to humanitarian crises has largely focused on what international aid agencies and donor governments do in response to disasters. Much less attention has been given to, the author states, analysis of the role of the affected state in responding to the needs of its own
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    The IASC gender handbook for humanitarian action: women, girls, boys and men - different needs and equal opportunities

    United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2006
    In the rush to provide humanitarian response when a disaster hits or a conflict erupts, paying specific attention to gender issues may seem irrelevant.
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    The Red Cross and Red Crescent climate guide

    Red Cross/ Red Crescent Centre on Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness, 2007
    The Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Guide puts forward experiences of more than forty National Societies who in the last five years have started to address climate change in their work. The guide aims to provide guidance and step-by-step approaches on how to address climate risks.
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    The Right to Survive: The humanitarian challenge in the twenty-first century

    Oxfam, 2009
    Almost 250 million people around the world are affected by climate-related disasters in a typical year. This report projects that, by 2015, this number could grow by 50 per cent to an average of more than 375 million people as climate change and environmental mismanagement create a proliferation of droughts, floods, and other disasters.

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