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Lesetipps / Reading tips

This is the time of the year for reading and reflecting. In the following, please find some recommendations in this respect: Articles: „The crisis of multilateralism and the future of humanitarian action“ People On War Books: Shida Bazyar Nachts ist es leise in Teheran ’’The story of a family between revolution, flight and… continue

International Human Rights Day – Support of the Health Care in Danger initiative

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), together with other organizations – among them Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) -, speaks out in support of the Health Care in Danger initiative. The initiative calls for wounded… continue

Fleeing Human Rights

Human rights are for everybody everywhere! We know it, yet we tend to forget. Perhaps we even want to forget sometimes. We know that tourists are protected by our criminal laws. We know that tourists are protected against discrimination, we know that they have freedom of religion. But this does not occupy us a lot…. continue

How to treat HIV in a migrant population

Providing long-term treatment is a challenge when the patients are migrants on the move. A model of treatment tested in southern Africa shows how patients’ mobility can be integrated into health services…. continue

Humanitarian Congress Vienna – discussing pressing questions, exchanging ideas, building relationships in the following panel discussions:

(Failed) Policy-Making with Global Consequences The Erosion of International Human Rights Law – Who Cares? Refugee Health – Time for Change Why Are People Forced to Flee? Civil Society and Refugees: Lessons Learned Leaving No One Behind – A Mission Impossible? See more details about the panels… continue

Extracts of Paul Conneally’s speech at #huco2015

Extract of Paul Conneally’s speech at Panel discussion : “What’s App: Innovation and New Technologies Improving the Effectiveness” Keynote Speech of Paul Conneally Head of Communication, International Telecommunication Union “Prepaid electricity is one of the biggest gain change that could happen in Africa in the next years… …It is now possible for humanitarian and developmental… continue

Could aid to Syrians be prolonging the war?

The humanitarian effort is well funded, efficient, and undoubtedly saving lives — but critics worry that it has a dark side: “Aid groups always face criticism in conflicts and natural disasters, the most piercing often from within their own ranks. But in Syria, the relatively effective technical response has intensified the focus on the political… continue

Two authors, two views: does aid fuel conflict?

Linda Polman, author of “War Games, the Story of Aid and War in Modern Time”, and Fiona Terry, author of Condemned to Repeat”, talk about the Paradox of Humanitarian Aid and share their different views on whether aid further fuels conflicts in their interviews with the RCRC:    … continue

Social Media infographic about disaster response

Nice Graphics about Humanitarian response through Social Media. (Source: unknown)… continue

Technology Innovation Day in Humanitarian Aid field

Aid organizations are constantly developing new solutions to identified problems to enhance provision of humanitarian relief. Similarly, innovation drives private organizations as they seek to be better and more effective than before. Technology Innovation Day seeks to enable key parties to discover what innovative solutions are out there, that can support humanitarian objectives. It seeks… continue