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The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over the Ukraine on July 17th, which killed all 298 passengers and crew on board, is an international tragedy. While the investigation into the crash remains ongoing, the U.S. maintains that the plane was brought down by an anti-aircraft missile launched from the area of eastern Ukraine controlled more...
By Marlene Houngbedji Commemorations for the 14th World Refugee Day[1] on 20 June drew to a close as the United Nations reported a sharp increase in the number of forcibly displaced persons worldwide,bringing new depth to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR)’s 2014 theme of “One family torn apart by war is too many.” An more...
The World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 will feature transformation through innovation as a key theme. Leading up to the summit, OCHA has voiced the need to “identify and implement….positions that address operational challenges and opportunities” (OCHA 2013) relating to the use of information technology, big data and innovations in humanitarian more...

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