Humanitarian assistance

Report

11 Jul 2017

This report outlines the horrifying scale of death, injury and suffering of civilians trapped in the battle for west Mosul. The report documents how the group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) moved civilians from neighbouring villages into the zones of the battle in west Mosul, trapped them...

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Policy report

13 Apr 2017

The Scaling Humanitarian ICTs Network (SHINE) funded by Sida, set out with the theory of change that the quality and efficiency of humanitarian aid can be improved in a variety of contexts through the adoption of Information Communications Technologies (ICTs). With applications in Ethiopia, DRC...

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Research report

31 Jan 2017

Mobile messaging apps are the fastest-growing digital communications phenomenon ever. Today, more than 2.5 billion people around the world use messaging apps, a figure that is expected to rise to 3.6 billion by 2018 – that’s almost half of the world’s population.

Messaging apps have great...

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Research report

12 Aug 2016

As a signatory to the United Nations 1951 International Convention on Refugees, Australia continues to accept significant numbers of Humanitarian refugees on an annual basis. Recent global developments in terms of conflict in many countries have exacerbated the issue of ‘forced migration’, with...

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Policy

19 May 2016

The forced displacement of people around the globe is currently at unprecedented levels. By the close of 2015 an estimated 60 million individuals were forcibly displaced globally by persecution, conflict, violence and human rights violations. This is equivalent to one person in every 122 on the...

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Research report

17 May 2016

Currently there is no publicly available source of consolidated information on attacks on health care in emergencies. This report is a first attempt to consolidate and analyse the data that is available from open sources. While the data are not comprehensive, the findings shed light on the...

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Discussion paper

16 Feb 2016

Australia operates a dedicated Humanitarian Programme that offers resettlement for refugees and others overseas who are in humanitarian need, and protection for people who arrive lawfully in Australia and engage Australia’s protection obligations.

Each year, the Australian Government...

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Research report

11 Aug 2015

The Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) is an annual grants program that provides matched funding to accredited Australian NGOs to support their work in developing countries. Funding supports projects across a range of sectors including education, health, water and sanitation, governance...

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Working paper

13 Mar 2015

Presents new research on the objectives, motivations, and challenges of ‘innovation spaces’ in humanitarian and development work.

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The use of the term ‘lab’, more commonly seen in the physical and natural sciences, conjures a sense of a safe haven for...

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Fact sheet

31 Jan 2015

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  • Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) is a groundbreaking longitudinal study of at least five years that aims to better understand the factors that aid or hinder the successful settlement of humanitarian migrants, and provide an evidence base to
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Research report

09 Oct 2014

International responses to conflict and complex humanitarian emergencies are diverse and multifaceted. Different actors – among them non-government organisations (NGOs), the United Nations (UN) protection mandated organisations, UN peacekeeping forces, both military and police – all have a role...

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Research report

01 Jun 2014

An evaluation by the Office of Development Effectiveness of Australia’s response to the Horn of Africa humanitarian crisis, 2011.

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This report identifies many strengths of the Australian response to the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa in 2011. At...

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Book review

18 Mar 2013

Review Details
Date: 18 March 2013
Author: Sverre Molland
Publisher: ForMHub
Owning Institution(s): Swinburne University of Technology

Book Details
Title: The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence From Arendt to Gaza
Publisher: Verso:...

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Journal article

31 Aug 2010

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Increasing numbers of families arriving through Australia's humanitarian settlement scheme are coming into contact with Australian child protection systems. A large number of these families come from African and Middle Eastern countries and have common...

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Research report

27 Mar 2007

This paper is a contribution to the debate on how best to direct Australia’s investments to meet our objective of reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development. The paper suggests that a focus on domestic water and sanitation is critical and will contribute significantly to poverty...

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Commentary

Article

08 Jun 2006

Last month's Australian Agency for International Development white paper on Australia's overseas aid program  states, in no uncertain terms, that Australia’s security depends to a significant extent on the success of poverty-reduction programs in the Asia-Pacific region. But there is more than...

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Research report

09 Sep 2005

As part of its planned humanitarian program, the government allocates places each year to refugees and others with humanitarian needs. This year's humanitarian program allocated 13,000 places for 2005-06, including 6000 places for the resettlement of refugees and 7000 places for the Special...

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Research report

11 Feb 2003

This paper examines the objectives and plan of the US in post-Saddam Iraq and the Middle East. These include the humanitarian and security problems and the regional and wider impact of a war on Iraq.

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Introduction

This publication is an initiative of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific. The RCG seeks to not only link the region with the Global Consultative Group on Humanitarian Civil-Military...

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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network believes that roughly 70 million people will require food aid across 45 countries in 2017. There are four countries (Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen) that house 5,000,001-10,000,000 people that need emergency food...

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