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26 Feb 2015 description

This report carries out a rigorous literature review around four key areas:

Is education seen as a ‘high priority’ amongst emergency affected populations?

To what extent is schooling disrupted by different types of emergencies? And how are different groups affected?

What are the economic and human costs of emergencies on education? And what are returns to investment in education in emergencies?

What is the nature of funding for education in emergencies?

The report finds that:

10 Jan 2014 description

​Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, more than two million people moved to temporary camps, most of which arose spontaneously in the days after the earthquake. This study focuses on the material assistance people in five Port-au-Prince camps reported receiving, noting the differences between assistance from formal aid agencies and from ‘informal’ sources such as family.

10 Jan 2014 description

There is a growing recognition of the critical role information management can play in shaping effective humanitarian response, coordination and decision-making. Quality information, reaching more humanitarian actors, will result in better coordination and better decision-making, thus improving the response to beneficiaries as well as accountability to donors. The humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake marked a watershed moment for humanitarian information management.

27 Oct 2010 description

Emerging aid donors, such as China, India and, increasingly, Brazil, are changing the international aid architecture and challenging some of its tenets, such as the current consensus on 'aid effectiveness'.

28 Sep 2010 description

Disasters special issue, vol. 34, supplement 3, October 2010

This special issue of Disasters explores the increased interest and engagement by donor and national governments in 'stabilising' contexts affected by armed conflict and complex emergencies, and considers its implications for international humanitarian action.

19 Jan 2010 description

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:36 AM by Ben Ramalingam - ALNAP

In a recent interview, the US government's two top envoys for the Haiti disaster response, former Presidents Clinton and Bush, urged that international aid efforts be accompanied by both patience and realistic expectations. This call - drawing on their respective experiences of the Indian Ocean Tsunami response, and more controversially, Hurricane Katrina - is a sensible one.

International aid is not about making miracles happen.

18 Jan 2010 description

Monday, January 18, 2010 4:58 PM by Alison Evans

Ban Ki-moon is asking for patience as aid agencies grapple with the sheer enormity of the worst catastrophe in recent years. And journalists are asking why aid is not getting through on the scale needed, in a country where the very foundations of aid delivery have been shattered.

The fact is that Haiti has been a humanitarian crisis for ten years, and enforced dependence on the outside world is partly to blame. While the outside world struggles to get help into Haiti, the country itself has no internal resources to fill the gap.