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16 Mar 2017 description

By Catherine Simonet, Eva Comba and Emily Wilkinson

This working paper provides an analysis of economic resilience at the national level, presenting a broad picture of changes in resilience to climate extremes over a 42 year period. It focuses on 12 countries in the Sahel, East Africa and Asia that are part of the UK Government funded resilience programme Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED).

13 Feb 2014 description

The special feature of this edition of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian crises.

07 Aug 2013 description

This edition of Humanitarian Exchange, co-edited with Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) Research Fellow Ashley Jackson, features humanitarian negotiations. In many contexts, negotiations with a wide array of actors – both state and non-state – are essential to gaining access to populations in need of assistance. This issue looks at field experiences of undertaking humanitarian negotiations, the challenges and compromises involved and the resources and tools that have been developed to support more effective engagement.

20 May 2013 description


This review is concerned with the financing arrangements for programmes that address acute malnutrition at scale through the community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM). The CMAM approach is geared towards the early detection, treatment and counselling of moderately and severely acutely malnourished children, in the community, by community agents.

14 Jan 2013 description

The special feature of this edition of Humanitarian Exchange, co-edited with Victoria Metcalfe, focuses on issues related to humanitarian civil– military coordination.

06 May 2009 description

by Michael Kleinman

On 4 March, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Bashir, on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. On the same day, the Sudanese authorities told ten international NGOs that it had revoked their licences, and that they would immediately have to close their programmes across the country. It expelled three additional international NGOs in the days that followed and three Sudanese organisations were also disbanded.

The expulsions had an immediate impact on aid operations in Darfur.

09 Apr 2009 description

by Elena Lucchi and Clea Kahn, MSF

The use and misuse of humanitarian assistance has long been a dilemma for organisations working in conflict areas, where the steady leaking of resources to thieves, bandits, rebels and government raise serious ethical dilemmas.

31 Mar 2009 description

by Wendy Fenton and Melissa Phillips

During 2007 and 2008, donors commissioned reviews of a number of the key aid instruments in use in Southern Sudan. The main impetus for these reviews was a growing perception that, three years into the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), the current mix of funding mechanisms was not delivering results on the ground quickly enough. This article draws on a review conducted in early 2008 to examine issues around fund design, access and effectiveness from the perspective of NGOs supporting service delivery in Southern Sudan.

The MDTF: raised …

31 Mar 2007 description

By Robert Muggah, University of Geneva

01 Jun 2005 description

This issue of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on the crisis in Darfur, Sudan. Since conflict began in early 2003, an estimated 180,000- 400,000 people have died as a result of violence. The crisis has been labelled "genocide" by the United States, the first time that this has happened since Rwanda in 1994. Yet legal and political recognition of the extent of the suffering has not translated into a robust and effective response.