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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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Reaching out to men who have sex with men in Myanmar
YANGON, 7 March 2014 (IRIN) - A colonial-era law criminalizing "unnatural" sex is reinforcing the stigma that leaves men who have sex with men (MSM) in Myanmar "hidden, silenced and shamed", hindering efforts to contain HIV/AIDS among this highly at-risk group, AIDS experts and activists say.
Mystery kidney disease spreads in Sri Lanka
ANURADHAPURA/ COLOMBO, 6 March 2014 (IRIN) - Increasing incidence of a chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu) is quickly turning into Sri Lanka's latest health crisis, with hospitals in the country's most affected province linking 80 percent of patients' deaths to renal failure. The disease some refer to as an “unknown plague” has triggered internal migration, particularly among youths living in disease-prone areas.
UAE aid - a top 20 donor plans to get bigger
DUBAI, 6 March 2014 (IRIN) - Atop a tall metal pole some 80km north of the Jordanian capital, Amman, a giant United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag flaps near the entrance to a Syrian refugee camp.