Humanitarian assistance

Working paper

5 Mar 2019
4

This project, by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), looks at dignity in displacement and aims to explore how affected people conceptualise dignity and their perceptions of whether humanitarian action has upheld or undermined their dignity.

Report

28 Feb 2019
6

This paper explores the increase in resources and funding needed to improve the access of displaced people to modern and sustainable energy services.

Draft report

10 Jan 2019
100

The goal of this program is to improve Indonesia's management of disaster risks and to strengthen cooperation between Australia and Indonesia's on regional humanitarian issues.

Report

10 Dec 2018
6

In 2017, an estimated 201 million people in 134 countries used the services of humanitarian agencies. This assistance is currently energy- and resource-intensive. Using examples from agencies in Burkina Faso, Jordan and Kenya as case studies, this paper argues that agencies could save by transitioning...

Report

2 Nov 2018
332

Humanitarianism is changing with the digital age and with new modes of networked communication and interaction. The research presented in this report offers new insights into the way people engage with humanitarian activities in their local contexts and everyday lives.

Journal article

17 Jul 2018
4

There would be little disagreement over the media’s crucial role in reporting extreme weather events and natural hazards, which have become more commonplace in Pacific Island Countries (PICs). However, for various reasons explored in this article, the media have generally failed to satisfactorily cover the...

Working paper

22 Jun 2018
24

This literature review explores conceptualisations of dignity in humanitarian action and its philosophical, legal and medical underpinnings, with a specific focus on dignity in displacement, and compares how dignity is understood in principle with how it is (or isn’t) implemented in practice.

Guide

14 Jun 2018
125

As well as representing a human rights and humanitarian crisis in its own right, the ongoing Rohingya migrant crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh demonstrates the linkages between unresolved internal conflicts, mass displacement and wider instability in Australia’s region.

Working paper

17 Apr 2018
126

This working paper examines whether legal labour migration schemes can be opened to humanitarian migrants who may otherwise become targets for people smugglers.

Journal article

15 Mar 2018
157

The article summarises how collaboration between national governments contributes to the health and wellbeing of refugees settling in Australia.

Report

14 Mar 2018
48

One of the challenges faced by international security agencies is that individuals and groups have used the genuine humanitarian needs generated by the conflicts in Syria and Iraq to provide cover for foreign fighters and to raise funds to support terrorist groups. This is not...

Report

15 Oct 2017
15

Asking, what would a successfully localised disaster management ecosystem in the Pacific look like, and what changes do Red Cross and the broader humanitarian system need to make to get there?, This report presents the findings of research conducted across the Pacific region in 2017...

Report

1 Aug 2017
28

This synthesis paper outlines key lessons from four recent IDS Evidence Reports on the state of digital development and draws out the implications for policymakers and practitioners working in development and humanitarian organisations.

Report

11 Jul 2017
77

In the battle against Islamic State in west Mosul, Iraqi and US-led coalition forces failed to take adequate measures to protect civilians.

Policy report

13 Apr 2017
33

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,...

Report

6 Apr 2017
85

Summary

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 assistance while also...

Report

5 Apr 2017
33

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 Coordination, but also to provide...

Report

31 Jan 2017
77

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...

Report

12 Aug 2016
202

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 estimates indicating...

Essay

7 Jun 2016
6

This essay series is intended to explore measures that have been taken, and could be taken, in order to improve responses to the threat or occurrence of natural disasters in the MENA and Indo-Pacific regions.

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