Ocha-coordinated review which examines global and regional trends highlighting achievements and priorities for the coming year. This includes overviews of threats such as Covid, displacement and conflict. Future needs are considered.
International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) recently launched a new civil society initiative – the Explosive Weapons Monitor This monthly newsletter for NGOs and researchers aims to publish data on incidents of explosive weapon use, civilian casualties and the impact on access to aid, education and healthcare. Past issues are available via the website enabling historical tracking.
Urban-Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (U-NEAT+)The United Nations launched a free online tool recently which is to help humanitarian aid workers rapidly identify and mitigate environmental risks when responding to crises. The free, cloud-based Urban-Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (U-NEAT+) offers an easy way to assess a range of potential environmental threats and sensitivities and suggests how to mitigate them. Risks […]
There have been proposed cuts to the UK aid budget. For some background and reactions to the proposed cuts see these useful resources: The 0.7 percent aid target – Commons Library briefing paper Reducing the UK’s aid spending in 2021 – Commons Library briefing paper Statistics on International Development: Provisional UK Aid Spend 2020 OECD […]
Created by the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, the Encyclopedia currently includes 129 commonly-used humanitarian concepts. It also aims to provide crowd sourced resources and links to online learning resources for humanitarians.
A recently launched NGO which seeks to expose crimes and supports victims of abuse within the humanitarian and development aid sector. This includes peacekeepers as perpetuators of violence as well as abuse by contractors. The website includes survivor testimonies and support resources as well as research on the extent of this type of (often hidden) […]
Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has just launched this guide compiled by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations which provides information on international law relating to all aspects of humanitarian aid in war. It includes coverage of […]
This aims to create a single platform or place where information can be found about people displaced by natural crises, disasters and climate change. It is supported by Federal Republic of Germany in order to implement the recommendations of the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda. It currently contains news and documents relating to refugees, displacement and humanitarian […]
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 United Nations Office For the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has just released the latest annual report which has overall country and regional data. The full text can be downloaded from the website. It is a review of natural and conflict related disasters in 2014. Topics covered include overall funding and capacity., displacement and data […]