crisis and emergency
This week the World’s First international humanitarian conference opened. But can a United Nations Summit fix a system being stretched beyond capacity? Listen to this podcast from UN Despatch to see what Shannon Scribner Oxfam America’s Humanitarian Policy Manager thinks. Then browse the further links on our special blog postings. The second of which spotlight […]
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The Communication and Complex Emergencies Project is a collaboration between the University of Adelaide’s Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU) and the Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC). The project’s main objectives are to highlight the role of communication, including new and social media, in complex emergencies and in support of humanitarian assistance. The website includes details […]
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has launched the Humanitarian Data Exchange to offer a single access point to statistics from the United Nations, NGOs and other bodies covering humanitarian issues such as refugees, food security and aid.
Education Cluster (UNICEF / Save the Children) A joint initiative from UNICEF and Save the children which aims to assist professionals working on subjects relating to the role and provision of education in emergencies and humanitarian crises. It is also very useful for researchers and students with an interest in the topic as it provides […]
http://infoasaid.org/e-learning/course/start Infoasaid Launches E-Learning Course on Humanitarian Communication a new, free online learning course. Communication is Aid, aims to raise awareness and build basic skills for communicating effectively with crisis-affected communities, before and after an emergency breaks. Topics covered include crafting messages. Useful example of how social media can be used for crisis communication.