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Protection & Human Rights, Disaster Management, Mine Action, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding now added to the growing list of Topics pages

Our Topics categories just keep growing! Since the launch of Topics pages in August over 16,000 visitors have searched for humanitarian information by various topics. This week we’ve added Protection & Human Rights, Disaster Management, Mine Action, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding to the list of topic categories available, bringing the total number to fourteen. Like our other Topics pages these categories will also include a list of must read documents chosen by our editorial staff, the latest tweets from specialized organisations, and important videos that we believe will keep you informed in your area of humanitarian expertise.

Mine Action

The new Mine Action page focuses on humanitarian reports related to the humanitarian impact of landmines and other explosive remnants of war. Examples of the type of reports you will find at the Mine Action page include “Cluster Munition Monitor 2013” from the Cluster Munition Coalition and “Landmines and Refugees: The Risks and the Responsibilities to Protect and Assist Victims” from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

Check out the new Mine Action Topics page.

Disaster Management

Disaster Management is a key component of humanitarian work. On this new topic page we’ve grouped reports that contain information about early warning, disaster preparedness, prevention, risk reduction and mitigation. Some of the reports you will find on the page include (“World Disasters Report 2013 - Focus on technology and the future of humanitarian action”)[https://reliefweb.int/report/world/world-disasters-report-2013-focus-tec...) from the IFRC and (“Guidance Note on Disability and Emergency Risk Management for Health”)[https://reliefweb.int/report/world/guidance-note-disability-and-emergenc... form the World Health Organisation

Check out the new Disaster Management Topics page.

Peacekeeping & Peacebuilding

On the Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding page you can find updates such as the UNHCR's "Refugees and the peacebuilding process” and International Peace Institute’s "Deploying the Best: Enhancing Training for United Nations Peacekeepers". Along with easy access to ReliefWeb’s library of Peacekeeping & Peacebuilding reports, the new page also has a feed displaying the latest news from various United Nations Peacekeeping missions.

Check out the new Peacekeeping & Peacebuilding Topics page.

Protection & Human Rights

For the Protection & Human Rights Topic page we aim to provide a location for protection-related in-depth reports, including those on displacement, and human rights of vulnerable populations. Report examples include the ICRC's "Professional standards for protection work carried out by humanitarian and human rights actors in armed conflict and other situations of violence - 2013 Edition" and the Protection Cluster's “Placing protection at the centre of humanitarian action: Study on Protection Funding in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies”

The Protection & Human Rights Topic page also features news feed, which contains the latest media reports on attacks and protection incidents involving civilians. The page also has some extra unique features. Users working on issues related to specific vulnerable groups can filter reports to only show those that focus on Aged Persons, Children, Internally Displaced Persons, Persons with Disabilities, Refugees or Women.

Check out the new Protection & Human Rights Topics page.

We’re keen to find out what you think of our new topic pages as well as any new ideas for topic categories. Leave a comment below or contact us.