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12 Oct 2012 description

Humanitarian funding should be based on needs

Despite high level donor commitments to the humanitarian principles, global humanitarian funding continues to favour politically strategic countries over neglected or protracted crises. A new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council and Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute looks beyond the rhetoric and makes concrete recommendations to make humanitarian funding more principled and effective.

15 Dec 2011 description

For over two decades, the United Nations has sought to create greater coherence within the UN system. UN integration is part of this push - an attempt to maximise the impact of UN efforts to consolidate peace in conflict and post-conflict states.

14 Oct 2010 description

Thursday, October 14, 2010 8:32 AM by Sara Pavanello

A staggering 925 million people worldwide are currently undernourished, according to the 2010 edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World, published by FAO earlier this month.

28 May 2010 description

Sarah Collinson, Samir Elhawary and Robert Muggah

HPG Working Paper

May 2010

1. Introduction

The international policy context and circumstances of humanitarian action have seen some significant changes over the past decade. Relief and development agencies are operating in an increasingly diverse array of war-affected and difficult contexts, while donor government policy has evolved, reflecting a growing preoccupation with so-called weak and fragile states.

25 Mar 2010 description

Executive Summary

The traditional image of life in tented, sprawling camps no longer tells the full refugee story. As the world urbanises, refugees too are increasingly moving to built up areas - including large towns and cities. Today, almost half of the world's 10.5 million refugees reside in urban areas, with only one-third in camps (UNHCR, 2009). Refugees move to the city in the hope of finding a sense of community, safety and economic independence. However, in reality, what many actually find is harassment, physical assault and poverty.

20 Dec 2007 description

Susanne Jaspars, Sorcha O'Callaghan and Elizabeth Stites

HPG Working Paper

Chapter 1: Introduction

This project is the first research study specifically to analyse the linkages between livelihoods and protection in conflict, and to examine whether greater linkages in analysis and action can contribute to making people safer. This Working Paper is the first phase of a comprehensive collaborative research project between the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute and the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University.

30 Jun 2007 description

Abby Stoddard and Katherine Haver
Center on International Cooperation, New York University

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Adele Harmer

08 Feb 2005 description

Researched, written and published by the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI

Paul Harvey