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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.

26 Jan 2012 description

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  • Malnutrition is caused by inadequate dietary intake and disease, which in turn are caused by food insecurity, inadequate care and a poor health environment. In theory, cash transfers in emergency and transitional settings could address most if not all causes of malnutrition. However, attributing changes in nutritional status to interventions, including those using cash transfers, is extremely difficult.

03 Dec 2011 description

HPG Working Papers, December 2011

Authors: Ellen Martin and Nina Sluga

This study explores the phenomenon of displacement in the urban environment and the implications and challenges it poses for humanitarian action in Yei, South Sudan.

Published by ODI, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark as part of the HPG Working Papers series. This resources was an output of the following ODI project: Sanctuary in the city? Urban displacement and vulnerability .