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What does climate change adaptation mean for humanitarian assistance? Guiding principles for policymakers and practitionersIDS Bulletin, 2017Vulnerability to climate change is the result of complex interactions of various social, political, economic and environmental conditions. Humanitarian actions, while often having short-term and ‘neutral’ intentions, necessarily influence the development pathways that define people’s vulnerability to climate change.DocumentIDS Bulletin, 2017This article looks at the experiences of two areas hit hard by the 2010 mega-floods in Pakistan, one in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one in Sindh.Document
Climate change and disasters: institutional complexities and actors’ priorities for mitigation, adaptation and responseIDS Bulletin, 2017Document
Climate change adaptation through humanitarian aid? Promises, perils and potentials of the ‘New Humanitarianism’IDS Bulletin, 2017A major reform of the humanitarian sector is currently under way, focusing increasingly on the prevention of crises rather than on providing relief once crises have occurred. This article examines whether and how this new humanitarian approach can also improve people’s ability to adapt to climate change.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016As the global development landscape continues to evolve, new and emerging actors – countries transitioning from being aid recipients to aid providers – are becoming increasingly visible on the global scene.DocumentTELL ME Transparent communication in Epidemics, 2015The main purpose of this document is to offer recommendations to prevent the emergence and spread of misinformation in the course of a major infectious disease outbreak, and how misinformation can be corrected.OrganisationTELL ME is a 36 month Collaborative Project, which aims to provide evidence and to develop models for improved risk communication during infectious disease crises.Document
Collective site management and coordination – a case study of Solidarités International in North Lebanon governorateSolidarités International, 2016Since 2013, SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) provides humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in North Lebanon governorate in the sectors of WASH, shelter, livelihood and outreach.DocumentHelpAge International, 2016As the scale of humanitarian needs around the world is greater than ever before, the financing of humanitarian response is coming under increasing scrutiny. Data from the latest Global humanitarian assistance report show that in 2014, international humanitarian funding rose for a second consecutive year, reaching a record high of US$24.5 billion – 19 per cent up on the previous year.DocumentHelpAge International, 2016This report documents the situation of older refugees fleeing from conflict in Syria, Ukraine and South Sudan. The findings contribute to a growing body of evidence illustrating the failure of the humanitarian system to protect older people’s rights or meet their needs.