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07 Jun 2017 description
report ALNAP

ALNAP’s work on urban humanitarian response began in 2012 with a range of activities that promote the exchange of learning around urban crises, including the Urban Humanitarian Response Portal, a community of practice and webinar series. In 2015, ALNAP also started research into urban humanitarian response, exploring how humanitarians could respond more effectively in complex, interconnected urban environments.

02 Jun 2017 description
report ALNAP

By Neil Dillon on 2 June 2017

Ahead of the United Kingdom's general election, the three major parties have now pledged to maintain at least 0.7% of gross national income on overseas aid. But in a world where anti-aid sentiment is growing every day, it wouldn’t be wise for the aid community to start counting its chickens yet.

03 May 2017 description
report ALNAP

Executive Summary

This paper explores the urban-specific challenges of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa, focusing specifically on community engagement. In doing so, it identifies learning to take forward into future urban public health crises. Key points made in the paper are as follows:

• Communication and engagement are broad terms to describe a variety of ways in which crisis affected people can be involved in a response.

02 May 2017 description
report ALNAP

Executive Summary

The West African Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014/15 posed a number of urban-specific challenges to humanitarians responding to the crisis. One of these related to controlling the rapid spread of the disease across the urban landscape. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone used quarantine at various points, which was by and large ill received, particularly in urban centres. This paper focuses specifically on the use of quarantine in urban environments during the humanitarian response to the Ebola Crisis.

Training

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09 Jun 2017 description
training Registration deadline: 11 Jul 2017 Training date: 11 Jul 2017 ALNAP

3.5m sq per crisis-affected person. 15 litres of water per person, per day. These indicators, part of the Sphere Standards, are used around the world every day by humanitarians. But how are standards of quality established? Are they based on evidence? Why does it matter?

07 Jun 2017 description
training Registration deadline: 06 Jul 2017 Training date: 06 Jul 2017 ALNAP

Two years on, what can we learn from the largely urban Ebola outbreak in West Africa?