Humanitarian Response Index
Uploaded by daraint on 03/03/2012
Digital publication details: 340 pages.
Produced by the Europe Zone Office, the EZ newsletter is a Red Cross Red Crescent publication which provides a roundup of the latest news, activities and initiatives of National Societies in Europe and Central Asia
Uploaded by ezocommunications on 05/06/2012
Digital publication details: 6 pages.
The Sphere Handbook establishes shared principles and a set of universally acknowledged minimum standards in four life-saving areas of humanitarian response: water and sanitation, food, shelter and healthcare. The cornerstone of the Handbook is the Humanitarian Charter, which describes core principles that govern humanitarian action, and asserts the right of populations to life with dignity, protection and assistance. The minimum standards are a compilation of best practice in this sector and a practical expression of these core principles.
Uploaded by ebarwong on 04/12/2011
Digital publication details: 203 pages.
This survey shows how the G20 perceive today’s top challenges in the humanitarian field. It shows that climate change, a lack of humanitarian access, armed conflict, increased poverty and hunger, and ongoing disregard for international humanitarian law (IHL) top the list of their concerns. Predicting an increase in humanitarian needs in coming years, G20 policy makers emphasize the importance of better linking relief and development, while focusing on security, capacity building and development at the community level. They also underline the crucial role of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in promoting and upholding fundamental humanitarian principles, and acknowledge the reach of the network and the effectiveness of its response.
Uploaded by ifrc on 11/18/2009
Digital publication details: 42 pages.
Medair 2007 Annual Review
Uploaded by medair on 01/20/2009
Digital publication details: 44 pages.
Humanitarian reform: Fulfilling its promise?
Uploaded by fmreview on 11/30/2007
Digital publication details: 76 pages.
The research and analysis within GHA Report 2012 reveals how the international response has coped with recent disasters and gives us cause for concern about the ability of the humanitarian system to respond and adapt to an unpredictable and risky world.
Uploaded by stevebutton on 07/26/2012
Digital publication details: 108 pages.
The handbook is designed to help anyone working in the humanitarian sector identify and prevent the corruption risks faced by their particular organisation or department, or within a specific programme or role.
Uploaded by transparencyinternational on 01/30/2010
Digital publication details: 181 pages.
From Ethiopia to Chechnya: Reflections on Humanitarian Action 1988-1999 is a collection of essays by François Jean (1956-1999), translated by Richard Swanson and published by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). François Jean contributed enormously in the field and at headquarters to the evolution and direction of MSF for nearly two decades. He received a doctorate in sociology from the Institute for Political Studies in Paris in 1979, as well as a diploma from the National Institute for Eastern Languages in 1980. After joining MSF in 1982 to establish medical and surgical projects in war-torn Lebanon, he went on to oversee emergency medical interventions in a variety of countries, including Chad, Pakistan, Sudan, and Chechnya. Jean wrote prolifically about the difficulties and challenges faced by humanitarian aid workers in a shifting political landscape. This book is available for purchase at doctorswithoutborders.org.
Uploaded by doctorswithoutborders on 07/21/2008
Digital publication details: 184 pages.
After a review of U.S. counterterrorism laws impacting charities, the report explains the legal framework of international humanitarian law (IHL), focusing on provisions that address civilian relief operations during situations of armed conflict. It then analyses how current U.S. counterterrorism laws and enforcement policies, particularly the broad prohibition on material support to terrorism, do not adequately incorporate these provisions and are inconsistent with humanitarian principles and obligations.
Uploaded by ombwatch on 06/06/2012
Digital publication details: 87 pages.