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Through expert analysis and innovative learning tools, ATHA introduces humanitarian and development professionals to key legal, political and organizational concepts in the management of complex emergencies.
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Past Humanitarian Webcasts
Lessons Learned? The Role of Humanitarians in Protection Response (HAW 16) (aired 27 March 2013)
The Challenges of Engagement: DRR and Civil Society (HAW 15) (aired 14 February 2013)
On the Basis of Humanitarian Need? The Confounding of Operational Decision Making (HAW 14) (aired 31 January 2013)
Follow the Money: How Has Aid Measured Up in 2012? (HAW 13) (aired 15 November 2012)
DRR, Inc.: Can the Private Sector Revive Resilience? (HAW 12) (aired 18 October 2012)
The Politics of Recovery (HAW 11) (aired 27 September 2012)
Public Health and Humanitarian Action (HAW 10) (aired 30 August 2012)
Peace Building and Humanitarian Engagement (HAW 9) (aired 12 June 2012)
Human Rights and Humanitarian Action (HAW 8) (aired 26 April 2012)
Empowering beneficiaries: Humanitarian professionals at a crossroads? (HAW 7) (aired 22 March 2012)
The Integration of Humanitarian Action in Political and Security Missions (HAW 6) (aired 23 February 2012)
Humanitarian Reform: Progress to date and recurring challenges (HAW 5) (aired 2 February 2012)
NGOs’ Rights and Responsibilities for Humanitarian Access (HAW 4) (aired 16 December 2011)
Mitigation to Prevention and Rehabilitation: The Changing Scope of Humanitarian Action (HAW 3) (aired 16 November 2011)
The Challenges of Professionalizing Humanitarian Action (HAW 2) (aired 5 October 2011)
Community Participation in Humanitarian Relief and Protection: From Principle to Reality (HAW 1) (aired 31 August 2011)
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Helping displaced children in rebel-held parts of Kachin
KACHIN STATE, 23 May 2013 (IRIN) - Children's laughter rings out from bamboo huts along the perimeter of the Lana Zup Ja camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in a part of Myanmar's Kachin State controlled by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA): A group of pre-schoolers are playing in a plywood hut, seemingly oblivious to the squalid conditions surrounding them.
Syrians seeking refuge in Libya
MISRATA, 23 May 2013 (IRIN) - Two years ago Syrians in the relative security of their own country watched the unfolding crisis in Libya descend into a devastating civil war.
Careless food storage sidelines Swaziland’s hungry
MBABANE, 23 May 2013 (IRIN) - Mounds of food aid intended for Swaziland's food insecure were recently found rotting in the government's main storage warehouses at the Matsapha Industrial Estate, about 25km east of the capital, Mbabane.