Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

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2019 Forecasts:

  • 2019: Humanitarian Action in Peril (RI Blog, Dec. 2018) [text]
  • “As Crises Multiply, What are Aid Groups’ Priorities for 2019?,” Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 28 Dec. 2018 [text]
  • Six Aid Policy Priorities to Watch in 2019 (IRIN, Jan. 2019) [text]
  • Ten Humanitarian Crises and Trends to Watch in 2019 (IRIN, Jan. 2019) [text]
  • The Top 10 Crises the World Should Be Watching for 2019 (IRC, Dec. 2018) [text]
  • What’s Coming in 2019? Global Thinkers Make Big, Bold Predictions (NPR’s Goats & Soda Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]


3 Ways to Fix the Way We Fund Humanitarian Relief (World Economic Forum Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

La Acción Humanitaria en 2017-2018: Una Acción Múltiple Pero Insuficiente (IECAH, Dec. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Back to Square One in Joint Humanitarian Evaluations? (ALNAP Blog, Dec. 2018) [text]

The Costs of Fuelling Humanitarian Aid (Energy 4 Impact et al., Dec. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Human(itarian) Capital? Lessons on Better Connecting Humanitarian Assistance and Social Protection, Discussion Paper, no. 1802 (WFP & World Bank, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Improving User Journeys for Humanitarian Cash Transfers: Summary Report (Ground Truth Solutions & ODI, Dec. 2018) [text]
– See also related case studies for Iraq and Kenya.

The Role of Cash Transfers in Social Protection, Humanitarian Response and Shock-Responsive Social Protection, Working Paper, no. 517 (IDS, Oct. 2018) [text]

Social Protection and Humanitarian Response: What is the Scope for Integration?, Working Paper, no. 516 (IDS, Oct. 2018) [text]

The State of Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements 2018 – Beyond the Better Shed: Prioritizing People (Global Shelter Cluster, Dec. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Staying the Course: Delivering on the Ambition of the World Humanitarian Summit, Agenda for Humanity Annual Synthesis Report 2018 (OCHA, Dec. 2018) [text]


Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network (European Association of Social Anthropologists) [info]
– “[A] platform to initiate a broad (inter-)disciplinary discussion on the meanings and practices of humanitarianism and on the possible future directions of an anthropology of humanitarianism.”

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